Friday, June 30, 2017

Bellyache: A Delicious Tale

A Delicious Tale
by Crystal Marcos

About the Book:

Title: Bellyache: A Delicious Tale | Author: Crystal Marcos | Publisher: Cat Marcs Publishing | Pages: 155 | Genre: Children's Chapter Book | Age Group: Young Adult

Book Description:

BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale 
Awards & Honors:
~2013 B.R.A.G. Medallion Honoree
~2012 USA BEST BOOK AWARDS Award-Winning Finalist in both categories of Children's Fiction & Children's Book Series
~2011 READERS' FAVORITE International Book Awards, Silver Medal in its category
~2010 Nominated for the CYBILS Awards

A lip-smacking, mouthwatering, absolutely delectable debut, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is a literary feast for ages seven and up. In the vein of Roald Dahl's best-loved adventures, Marcos offers a mystical, character driven escapade that intertwines strands of reality with a larger-than-life fantasy world. When Peter Fischer sets out to help his grandfather at Papa's Sweet Shop, he will quickly learn that sneaking sweets and covering up his sugar-dusted tracks will have major consequences. As Peter is transported to a mysteriously delicious, faraway land, a curious people known as the Candonites, some of whom have no time for a non-Candonite, will teach Peter a lesson on what it means to be different and what it means to forgive.

Look for Marcos' exciting second book in the children's series, HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE.

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My Review:

Bellyache: A Delicious Tale is a creative adventure story about a boy named Peter who gives into temptation at his grandpa's candy store and eats too many sweets. He ends up in a colorful world of candy people called Candonites. While there, he makes friends and learns that it's okay to be different. He discovers that he needs forgiveness for not practicing self-control by eating too many sweets. He also learns that he can forgive a bully.

My 9-year-old daughter, Amanda, and I enjoyed this unique children's story. Crystal Marcos did a good job describing things. When I got to the part where Peter's tummy hurts from all the sweets, Amanda began feeling the same bellyache. We found some parts to be a bit slow, but most of it was interesting. Some parts were even exciting like when Peter and Lina have to rescue two Candonite bullies. We recommend this book for boys and girls ages 7 - 10.

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About the Author:
Crystal Marcos

Award-winning author Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. As the oldest of five children, she had to do a lot of entertaining. She lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband, daughter Kaylee, and infant son Jaxon. Crystal is the author of BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale and HEADACHE: The Hair-Raising Sequel to BELLYACHE. Novus, her third book and first Young Adult novel, is Book One of The Cresecren Chronicles.

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Disclosure: I received a free digital copy of this book for my honest review.

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