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BELLYACHE Book By Crystal Marcos *review and giveaway*

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“A lip-smacking, mouthwatering, absolutely delectable debut, BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale by Crystal Marcos is a literary feast. 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.”

I think this is an adorable clip art of the author! 🙂 Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. Being the oldest of five children she had a lot of entertaining to do. She is a member of SCBWI. Crystal lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and their daughter Kaylee. BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is her first book. I think that it was really cute that she adds personal “tasty tidbits” about her life. This really helps us see her as a real person and learn more about her. From my experiences with emailing Crystal she is a very kind girl who is very passionate about her book and is very excited to share it with everyone!!

  • My favorite color to wear is red.
  • I have a baby girl named Kaylee. I read to her every day.
  • I love to read children’s books. My favorite children’s book is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
  • I use names of people I know and love in my books.
  • I like to cook and bake.
  • I think turtles are really great. I had a turtle named Myrtle.
  • I sing and dance when no one is around and sometimes when people are.
  • I love hanging out with my family and playing board games.
  • I love to plan family parties.
  • I smile often.
  • I have lived in many places, including Hawaii and Scotland.
  • My dad was in the military.
  • I appreciate you wanting to learn more about me.
This review was a joy for me to do. I love books and I love to read, but somehow there is nothing more enjoyable then finding a good book that I can read to my kids. These last few weeks have been so fun because almost every night I sat down with my 5 year old and 7 year old and we would read a chapter. We would laugh together about that different parts of the story, we would talk about what we thought was going to happen and we would imagine what we thought each of the characters would look like if we could see them! My kids loved this book and were always begging me to read it. It really was a real joy for me! One thing that I really liked, was that not only was it a good, fun story, but it also taught important lessons that I was able to teach my children about and apply them to their lives and how they could act and respond.

Crystal Marcos is very passionate about writing. She loves to motivate children to do the same. She offers great writing activities every month. This months writing activity is:

“Write a story and share it with your family and friends. This month’s writing activity is to craft a story using the name and three words that I have provided you:

JOSEPH
TARANTULAS
PLASTIC
DOORKNOB”


I think this is a wonderful idea for teaching kids to learn how to use their imagine and write a creative story. I am definitely going to have my son write me as story!


Would you like to buy Bellyache: A Delicious tale by Crystal Marcos? You can shop online directly from her website at http://www.CrystalMarcos.com/locations.php. It’s such a wonderful book and I know your kids will love it! (plus they might learn to make better choices…so its a win win!)

Would you like to WIN your very own signed copy of Bellyache: A Delicious Tale?

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Giveaway ends 10/31/2010 at 11:59 (PDT). Winners will be chosen via random.org and will have 48 hours to claim their prize. Winner will be posted on blog – if an email is given, they will be contacted.


Disclosure: This review is based on my own honest unbiased opinion of Bellyache. I received product from them to review. You may or may not agree with my opinion. Bellyache was not involved in the writing of this post.


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