The Boy with Two Belly Buttons
Solomon never thinks it's strange that he has two belly buttons--until he finds out that no one else does. Is having that extra belly button good or bad? Things look worse and worse until an unexpected encounter makes Solomon appreciate what it means to be a little bit different. This one-of-a-kind story from bestselling author Stephen J. Dubner (Freakonomics) and illustra...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers
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I grabbed this book at the library because I was intrigued by the title. When I finished the story I was confused and disappointed because it didn't explain why the boy had an extra belly button. The books' dedication leads me to believe that this story is based on a true story; who knows. Anyways, I would probably use this book as a read aloud; especially in a very diverse classroom where I feel that students are becoming clique-ish and are not interacting with one another aside from any differ...more
I like how this book shows that it's okay to be different but it never answered why the boy had two belly buttons. Though answering the question wasn't the point to the story, I'm sure many children would ask. Either way, it was interesting but this book is far from my favorite.
Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality. In addition to Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, his books include Turbulent Souls Choosing My Religion, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons. His journalism has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time, and has been anthologized in The...moreMore about Stephen J. Dubner...