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The Boy with Two Belly Buttons

3.15  ·  Rating Details ·  47 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
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 illustrato
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by HarperCollins
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Petra Eggs
Feb 15, 2009 Petra Eggs rated it it was ok
OK pictures and crap text that say Its All Right To Be Different. Its all right to be interesting too, but not in this book.
Oct 14, 2011 Joanie rated it did not like it
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
Mar 17, 2008 Molly rated it liked it
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This is a pretty good story about learning to accept yourself warts, or in this case bellybuttons, and all. My son liked it, but there is a part about a turtle in the middle which just doesn't make sense.
Tara Mensing
Feb 01, 2013 Tara Mensing rated it it was ok
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.
An interesting book about being different; the only disappointment is not finding out why he has two belly buttons
Apr 19, 2012 Nativida rated it it was ok
Shelves: self-acceptance
Never answered the burning question!
Dec 03, 2015 Awjtf rated it really liked it
funny book!
Feb 14, 2016 Naomi rated it liked it
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Nov 15, 2011 Lauren rated it really liked it
very cute adult children's book
Mar 10, 2014 Kimberly rated it liked it
Very cute. Teaches where to look for more information and that you are perfect just they way you are even if you are different.
Jacob Jewell
Sep 01, 2015 Jacob Jewell rated it liked it
I stepped out of my usual genres for this, and really liked it, as did my three year old cousin. Well done, Dubner.
Sam Bloom
Apr 19, 2008 Sam Bloom rated it really liked it
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Weird ending (is that supposed to be Spielberg?!?), but a funny book nonetheless.
Mollie B
Oct 08, 2016 Mollie B rated it it was amazing
It's okay to be different
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...enjoyed the Steven Spielberg cameo
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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 ...more
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