Jelly Belly

Jelly Belly

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by Robert Kimmel Smith
     
 

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It's tough for eleven-year-old Ned to stop eating. At four-feet-eight inches tall he weighs one hundred and nine pounds, and he keeps growing—wider. When his pareents send him to a summer diet camp, he and his bunkmates can't quite give up their old habits. The joys of candy and doughnuts are so appealing that "cheating" adventures seems to be the

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It's tough for eleven-year-old Ned to stop eating. At four-feet-eight inches tall he weighs one hundred and nine pounds, and he keeps growing—wider. When his pareents send him to a summer diet camp, he and his bunkmates can't quite give up their old habits. The joys of candy and doughnuts are so appealing that "cheating" adventures seems to be the only answer. The problem, of course, is how to lose weight and keep eating sweets. When Ned finally realizes that there is only one way to lose weight for good, his whole family is glad to help, except Grandma. How can he resist temptation without hurting his grandma and himself?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780440442073
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/28/1982
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,437,252
Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.39(d)
Lexile:
680L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Kimmel Smith began dreaming of becoming a writer at the age of eight, when he spent three months in bed reading while recovering from rheumatic fever. He enrolled in Brooklyn College in 1947, and served in the U.S. Army, in Germany. In 1954 he married Claire Medney, his editor and literary agent. They have two children: Heidi and Roger. After writing advertising copy, Robert Kimmel Smith became a full-time writer in 1970.

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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