Monday, January 20, 2014

The Boy Who Lost his Bellybutton by Jeanne Willis and Tony Ross

Published in 1999 The Boy Who Lost His Bellybutton, by Jeanne Willis, is a humorous look at a young lad who wakes up one morning to find that his bellybutton has mysteriously gone missing. He sets about asking a menagerie of animals in the nearby jungle to see if they know anything about it. Illustrator, Tony Ross, entertains us with  his necky giraffe, his Colgate-white grinning gorilla, he lazy lion, his charcoal elephant, warty warthog, agile tango dancing zebra and muddy hippo.  Last of all we meet with the cunning, fluff obsessed crocodile...for a swampish finish. This will surely be a winner with my little grandson Archie. I can't wait to read it to him.

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