Wednesday, March 5, 2014

What We're Reading Wednesday

By Sandra Boynton 

Featuring a beachful of bare-bellied hippos—including one tiny baby who can only say “Bee Bo”—the Belly Button Book is the latest quirky addition to the phenomenally successful Boynton on Board series. 

Every page captivates with Sandra Boynton’s inimitable illustrations and joyful rhyming text: "Soon after dark, upon the beach, we sing a hippo song, and if you’re feeling in the mood, we hope you’ll sing along: “Belly Belly Button, you’re oh so fine. Ooo, Belly Button, I’m so happy you’re mine.” 

Shiny and sturdy, and featuring a great (navel-shaped, naturally) die-cut cover that offers a provocative glimpse of the merriment inside, the Belly Button Book provides enduring, giggly, read-aloud fun.

My Thoughts:
Recently, the Sasquatch and I were at a bookstore and he took a new, pristine "Belly Button Book" off the shelf and showed it to me. "Look," he said, "This is what our copy used to look like!"

That's because our copy is very, very well loved:

It's so well-loved that Rain Dragon made me draw belly buttons on all her toys: