Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly

by Robert Kimmel Smith

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It's tough for eleven-year-old Ned—or Jelly Belly, as he’s known at school—to stop eating. At four feet eight inches tall, he weighs 109 pounds, and he keeps growing—wider! When his parents send him to a sleepaway diet camp, he and his bunkmates can't quite give up their old habits. Nightly "cheating" adventures keep the boys plump, betraying their secret trips. When Ned finally realizes there’s only one way to lose weight for good, his whole family is glad to help—except Grandma. Grandma loves to cook for Ned and is hurt when he rejects her treats. Can he resist temptation without hurting his grandma and himself?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307533098
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 02/18/2009
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Award-winning author Robert Kimmel Smith has written several popular books for children, including Chocolate Fever, The War with Grandpa, Bobby BaseballJelly BellyMostly Michael, and The Squeaky Wheel. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Jelly Belly 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i loved this book. i am 13 and 5 ft tall and used to weigh 250 pounds. i really understood Ned and the ups and downs of being overweight. this book helped motivate me and i have lost 10 pounds in the last year!this book was also very funny. like Ned, I am always sneaking fatty foods!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Very humourous.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read Jelly Belly every year to my 5th grade students. It is extremely relevant to most 'tweenagers' because their bodies are doing some really weird things. It builds a kind of tolerance for other students who are not the perfect body size and shape. Language is risky in a couple of places, but I substitute more acceptable terms. Easy for kids (and former fat kids like me) to relate to in a non-threatening way.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jelly Belly was a gr8 book and i enjoyed reading about it because it was apropriate in most ways except for a little uncalled for language