by Bobbie Hinman and Illustrated by Mark Wayne Adams
The Belly Button Fairy is not your ordinary fairy. Instead, this fairy is a grandmotherly figure who wears tennis shoes and flies around in her rocking chair. Bobbie Hinman has created a thoroughly charming main character for this story. I can't imagine that children wouldn't just flock to the Belly Button Fairy. In addition, Mark Wayne Adams has developed endearing images of this fairy and all her doings.
The Belly Button Fairy does not multi-task. Her one job is to make sure all the babies receive only one belly button and that it is right in the middle.
It is easy to see why The Belly Button Fairy has won several awards, including the 2010 Mom's Choice Medal Award. The story has a wonderfully fun rhythm to it and the images make you want to study each page to make sure you don't miss anything. As an added bonus, the book comes with an audio CD, complete with fairy songs and story narration. What a great addition to enhance the enjoyment of the book.
About the Author:
Many aspects of Bobbie Hinman's life converged to inspire her writing. An elementary education degree and ten grandchildren certainly provided inspiration for creative expression. In addition to The Belly Button Fairy, Hinman has three other award-winning books: The Knot Fairy, The Sock Fairy, and The Fart Fairy.
About the Illustrator:
Because Mark Wayne Adams is also an author of children's books as well as an illustrator, the images he creates for these books are captivating. Mark has worked for Walt Disney Company and his interests are painting, and the design and building of custom furniture. Mark lives in Florida. His web address is http://www.markwayneadams.com/
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