Bellyache: A Delicious Tale by Crytal Marcos

Bellyache: A Delicious Tale

By Crystal Marcos

154 pages – age 7+

Published by Cat Marcs Publishing on June 15, 2010

Peter disobeyed his Papa by stuffing himself with candy from Papa’s candy store. Peter got a bellyache and soon found himself in Maple Town home of the  Candonites. Candonites are giant living candies complete with arms, legs and facial features. Peter is taken to the Mayor’s house where he is taken care of by the Baker family. The next day, Peter goes to a parade for him and he finds out that his Best Friend Lina also got a bellyache and she is in Maple Town too! When it is time for the kids to leave they find out that two  Candonites  have disappeared! They kids then set off on a dangerous quest to find them!

I REALLY liked this book! The plot was very interesting – a kid eats lots of candy and ends up in a fantasy candy world complete with evil candy! I love the description of the Candonites. The story was a fun read. I think this book is good reading for a lot  of age and reading levels. I thought the candy world was described really well. I think it was a funny thing that the Candonites thought of vegetables as dessert! I liked that uniqueness! I recommend it to kids 7+ and young advanced readers!

Five out of five bookworms for Bellyache: A Delicious Tale!

I liked Bellyache: A Delicious Tale so much that I immediately also read  “Headache: The Hair-Raising Sequel” (published by Cat Marcs Publishing March 16, 2012)! I loved that book as much as Bellyache and also recommend it!

To learn more about Crystal Marcos and her books, please visit her website by clicking HERE.

You can also check out the book trailer (I like the music!) –



Categories: Age 6-9, Age 9+

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17 replies

  1. That’s a great sign that you loved it so much you immediately went out to get the sequel and read it!

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  2. It sounds like Candy Land, the childhood board game. 🙂

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  3. Thanks for this review, Erik. Headache was on my reading list, and I’m looking forward to it now. Thanks again.

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  4. What a unique story! It amazes me some of the quirky stories that creep out writer’s mind. I love the creativity. This sounds like a fun book — especially if you bought the sequel. Great title. Enjoyed your review, Erik.

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  5. Great review Erik! I loved Bellyache as well & now can’t wait to read Headache! Best of luck Crystal:)

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  6. Sounds very imaginative, great find Erik!

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  7. Thank you so much Erik for reading and reviewing both my books. I am excited about the 5 bookworms! So happy to hear you couldn’t wait to read the next book. There will be a third and final book in this series. I am planning for it to be a prequel. I hope to released it the end of next year. I will let you know. =) Thanks again for your kind words about my book!

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  8. I like how you get enthused about books you enjoy. I haven’t heard of this book yet, will definitely check it out.

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