Happy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel IsadoraHappy Belly, Happy Smile by Rachel Isadora

Happy Belly, Happy Smile

byRachel Isadora

Hardcover | September 28, 2009

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Every Friday Louie sees the hustle and bustle behind the scenes at his grandpa's Chinese restaurant. The chef's hands fly as he chops vegetables, the delivery boy zips in for a pickup, and the waiters holler out order after order. Then it's time to eat. Grandpa offers Louie a whole fish and crabs. "No, thank you, Grandpa!" But the dumplings, egg rolls, and chow mein sure look good. No trip to the Chinese restaurant is complete without a fortune cookie: "Happy food, happy belly, happy smile." Caldecott Honor-winner Rachel Isadora brings a dynamic restaurant to life with beautiful cut-paper collages reminiscent of Eric Carle and Ezra Jack Keats.
RACHEL ISADORA, a former ballet dancer, has illustrated many books, including Yo, Jo!, Uh-Oh!, and the Caldecott Honor Book Ben's Trumpet, which was also a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. She lives in New York City.
Title:Happy Belly, Happy SmileFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9 × 9 × 0.36 inPublished:September 28, 2009Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0152065466

ISBN - 13:9780152065461

Appropriate for ages: 4


Editorial Reviews

The smile-inducing title and cover image of an Asian boy holding a fortune cookie invite readers inside to the story . . . Louie's dinner serves up a universal experience with a clever twist at the end. The oil-on-palette-paper collage illustrations effectively portray the scenes with striations and textures . . . The photographic image of the fortune cookie adds a sweet touch." - Kirkus Reviews "Isadora's characteristic collage-andoil illustrations-attractive as always- incorporate patches of menus, swatches of material, and images of Chinese boats, cranes, and other Asian motifs. Like Ted Lewin's Big Jimmy's Kum Kau Chinese Take Out (2002), for a slightly older audience, this brief bite of Chinese cuisine will add flavor to multicultural units." - Booklist "