Tasty baby belly buttons

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IL: LG - BL: 5 - AR Pts: 0.5
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AD: Adult Directed 810L
According to legend, Japanese villagers once lived in fear of great hulking ogres called Onis who considered babies' belly buttons the tastiest of all treats. When they raided a village it was the babies they stole. In a delightful retelling of the folktale, Judy Sierra has added a feminist twist in the person of a fearless young heroine, determined to stop them. Little Urikohme, or Melon Princess, was born inside a watermelon and has no bellybutton. She travels to the Onis' fortress island, and with the help of some animal friends, rescues the babies, leaving the Onis crying for mercy. A wonderful short tale to read aloud, children will gleefully join in the Onis' chant and cheer at the triumph of small over large. In cleverly inspired watercolors, Meilo So outfits the Melon Princess in a watermelon-designed kimono and her humorous depiction of the oversized bullies is sure to elicit giggles. An author's note discusses the origin of the tale and its place in Japanese folklore.
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subject_facet Folklore -- Japan
title_display Tasty baby belly buttons :
title_full Tasty baby belly buttons : a Japanese folktale /by Judy Sierra ; illustrated by Meilo So
title_short Tasty baby belly buttons :
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