Why the Stomach Growls

Pamela Duncan Edwards (author), Bridget Starr Taylor (illustrator)

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press ISBN: 9781627536455

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Description

According to African Mythology, a lonely Creator made the first human being as separate parts, such as eyes to share the beauty of the garden, a nose to smell the flowers, and legs to skip and run. Finally, a stomach was fashioned. All of the parts enjoyed their functions, except for the stomach, which didn't know what to do. Bored and jealous, the growling, grumbling stomach caused problems for all the others. The angry Creator decided to put all of the parts together so they would have to get along. He placed the stomach right in the middle, but sometimes it still growls. Colorful prose and whimsical illustrations ignite the imagination of young readers.

Reading Level
Lexile
631L
Fountas Pinnell Guided Reading
P
ATOS
4.1
DRA
38
Categories
Genre
Cultural/Diversity Legends & Myths
Interest Age
Ages 6-8 Ages 9-12
Grade
Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade
Subject
Social Studies
Language
English (US)
Fiction/Non-Fiction
Fiction
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