Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Tummy Holes

Tummy Holes by Rebecca McGregor, illustrated by Angel McMullan (Little Steps Publishing)

HB RRP $16.95
ISBN: 9781925117516

Reviewed by Anne Hamilton

This rhyming book for pre-schoolers and early readers is an imaginative pictorial fantasy which explores the landscape of belly-buttons!

Tummy Holes is about innies and outies, navels and holes. Dad’s belly button is a deep forested cave; cousin’s (which has a sparkling belly ring) is a ruby-crusted treasure trove guarded by a troll; mum’s is a windy mountain peak and the dog’s is a theatre with a performing flea!

Why don’t frogs or lizards have belly-buttons? Or chooks? The answer is in this book. Warm, soothing illustrations complement a rhyming, repetitive text.

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