A Delicious Tale

Children - Grade K-3rd
154 Pages
Reviewed on 07/23/2010
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.

Author Biography

Crystal Marcos has been a storyteller her entire life. Being the oldest of five children, she had a lot of entertaining to do. She is a member of SCBWI. Crystal lives on the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State with her husband and their daughter, Kaylee. BELLYACHE: A Delicious Tale is the first book in her children's series.

BELLYACHE was nominated for the 2010 CYBILS Awards and a winner of 2011 READERS FAVORITE Silver Award.

Visit her at

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boiling for Readers' Favorite

Peter was on a school holiday. He planned to spend the day with his grandfather working in the sweet shop. Peter was already thinking about all the goodies he would eat. Papa burst his bubble when he told him he would be rewarded with three pieces of candy. Peter carefully chose his three delicious pieces of candy. Papa asked him to help stock the gummy jars. He helped himself to a few worms and gobbled them down. He did't stop there; soon he had gobbled a cupcake and that was before lunch. Peter journeys to a faraway land where he learns a lesson on forgiveness and acceptance.

In this delicious story our main character makes some very poor choices and learns some bellyaching lessons. The author is talented and imaginative. This is a delightful tale sure to please elementary age students. It left me craving dark chocolate. I can hardly wait to share it with my grandchildren. I eagerly await the next offering by this author.