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Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra 0679893695 9780679893691
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Tasty Baby Belly Buttons by Judy Sierra

According to legend, Japanese villagers once lived in fear of great hulking ogres called Onis who considered babies belly buttons the tastiest of all treats. When they raided a village it was the babies they stole. In a delightful retelling of the folktale, Judy Sierra has added a feminist twist in the person of a fearless young heroine, determined to stop them. Little Urikohme, or Melon Princess, was born inside a watermelon and has no bellybutton. She travels to the Onis fortress island, and with the help of some animal friends, rescues the babies, leaving the Onis crying for mercy. A wonderful short tale to read aloud, children will gleefully join in the Onis chant and cheer at the triumph of small over large. In cleverly inspired watercolors, Meilo So outfits the Melon Princess in a watermelon-designed kimono and her humorous depiction of the oversized bullies is sure to elicit giggles. An authors note discusses the origin of the tale and its place in Japanese folklore.

Author: Judy Sierra

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 40

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Publication Date: 1999-05-18

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ISBN: 0679893695


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