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The Dreadful Doings of Jelly Belly: Alligator Tales    by Dennis Lee & Nora Hilb order for
Dreadful Doings of Jelly Belly
by Dennis Lee
Order:  USA  Can
Key Porter, 2006 (2006)
* *   Reviewed by Hilary Williamson

The Dreadful Doings of Jelly Belly is one of a series of board books based on Dennis Lee's addictive verses. In this one, two small children appear to struggle with catering to the needs of a huge baby, Jelly Belly.

It begins, 'Jelly Belly bit / With a big fat bite.' The monster babe goes on the fight a very small dog over a bone, to scowl (while the kids use a stepladder to comb his wisp of hair), and to yell while they play with blocks till they all fall down. Nora Hilb's cheerful illustrations brighten up Jelly Belly's doings.

It's a cute board book with a funny situation for little ones to follow, and rhymes for them to enjoy. And don't miss the others in the series, especially Alligator Pie.

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