Billy Brown And The Belly Button Beastie by Norfolk, BobbyBilly Brown And The Belly Button Beastie by Norfolk, Bobby

Billy Brown And The Belly Button Beastie

byNorfolk, Bobby, Sherry NorfolkIllustratorBaird Hoffmire

Hardcover | December 19, 2007

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Confront your fears and listen to your mother!Every night when Billy Brown's mother puts him to bed, she tells him to keep his covers on so he doesn't catch a cold. Yet every morning when she wakes him, he has kicked the covers off the bed. Knowing how proud Billy is of his belly button, his mother tells him that if he doesn't keep the covers on the bed, the Belly Button Beastie is going to pay him a visit and steal his belly button. Billy makes a critical error when he disregards his mother's advice, only to find out the Beastie is real. The chaos that ensues when Billy Brown gets up the next morning interferes with his morning routine and follows him to school, until he and his classmates devise a plan to get his belly button back. With a little improvisation and a lot of bravado, Billy Brown tames the Belly Button Beastie and breaks him of his belly-button-stealing habit for good. Billy is courageous in his confrontation with the Belly Button Beastie and also grows from his experience. This story, taken from a Japanese folktale, celebrates a clever boy who learns of courage, fairness and resourcefulness.
Bobby Norfolk Bio:From Kindergarten to the Tenth Grade, Bobby Norfolk stuttered. He was so self-conscious about his impediment that he retreated into books. Luckily, he had some master teachers in the St. Louis Public Schools who saw a potential in him that he had yet to see in himself. They put him in drama class, glee club - even a t...
Title:Billy Brown And The Belly Button BeastieFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 11.61 × 9.02 × 0.54 inPublished:December 19, 2007Publisher:August HouseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874838312

ISBN - 13:9780874838312

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Every night Billy's mom tried to cover up his belly button, and every night he resists.until the Belly Button Beastie steals it! Now Billy must trick the BBB into returning his belly button.