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Full Belly Bowl
Contributor(s): Halperin, Wendy Anderson (Illustrator), Aylesworth, Jim (Author)

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ISBN: 0689810334     ISBN-13: 9780689810336
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
OUR PRICE: $16.99  

Binding Type: Hardcover
Published: October 1999

Annotation: In return for the kindness he showed a wee small man, a very old man is given a magical bowl that causes problems when it is not used properly. Fanciful narrative and tantalizing prose create a world where anything can happen.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fairy Tales & Folklore - General
Dewey: E
LCCN: 98014052
Age Level: 4-8
Grade Level: Preschool-3
Lexile Measure: 900 AD (Adult Directed Text)
Physical Information: 0.4" H x 8.87" W x 11.34" (0.96 lbs) 40 pages
Features: Ikids, Illustrated, Price on Product
Awards: Young Hoosier Book Award, Nominee, Grades K-3, 2002
Golden Sower Award, Honor Book, Grades K-3, 2002
Red Clover Award, Nominee, Picture Book, 2001
Review Citations: School Library Journal 10/01/1999 pg. 102
Kirkus Review - Children 10/15/1999 pg. 1639
Publishers Weekly 11/08/1999 pg. 67
Booklist 11/01/1999 pg. 524
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2000 pg. 822
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1999 pg. 27 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Ingram Advance 10/01/1999 pg. 69
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2000 pg. 27 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 34566
Reading Level: 4.6   Interest Level: Lower Grades   Point Value: 0.5
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
"Dear Friend," the tiny note reads,

"In appreciation of your kindness and generosity, You need never know hunger again.

Use it wisely or it will be a burden.

To empty, pour it out.

When not in use, store it upside down and out of reach of children.


"What on earth is a Full Belly Bowl?" the very old man wonders -- but he soon finds out. No matter how much he eats from it, the bowl magically refills itself. For the first time in a long time, the old man isn't hungry. Then he discovers that the bowl can refill itself with other things -- even his one copper coin -- and now it looks like he'll never want for anything again

His excitement makes him careless, however, and as he hurries off to spend some of his new wealth, he leaves the bowl right side up. And who can say what might get into the Full Belly Bowl in his absence?

Fully realized in Wendy Halperin's beautiful and intricate illustrations, Jim Aylesworth's whimsical folktale will delight readers while striking a note of caution.

Contributor Bio(s): Halperin, Wendy Anderson: - Wendy Anderson Halperin is an acclaimed artist who has illustrated dozens of books for children, including Let's Go Home by Cynthia Rylant, Soft House by Jane Yolen, and Turn, Turn, Turn! by Peter Seeger. She lives in South Haven, Michigan.Aylesworth, Jim: - Jim Aylesworth has written many books for young readers, including The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock and Mother Halverson's New Cat. Of The Goodnight Kiss, Booklist has said his "melodic story...with its strings of prepositional phrases and its elusive sense of connectedness will mesmerize kids." Mr. Aylesworth marks his proudest accomplishments as having been a first-grade teacher for nearly twenty-five years. He lives with his family in Hinsdale, Illinois.
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