Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Belly, Happy Smile

Happy Belly, Happy Smile. By Rachel Isadora. 2009. [September 2009] Harcourt. 32 pages.

Friday is my favorite day. On Fridays I have dinner with Grandpa Sam. He owns a restaurant in Chinatown.

Louie is a young boy that loves spending time with his grandpa! He loves to spend time in his grandpa's Chinese restaurant. And that restaurant, that culture, is celebrated in Rachel Isadora's Happy Belly, Happy Smile. (Also it's a celebration of family and friends.) Isadora's illustrations are as unique as usual, which I've come to expect in her works.

Louie's fortune is a good one:

Happy food, happy belly, happy smile.

A very good fortune indeed! Who wouldn't like it?!

© Becky Laney of Young Readers

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