Jelly Belly

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Overview

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 ...

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Overview

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?

The fattest kid in the fifth grade wants to lose weight, but not badly enough to starve.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780440442073
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 3/28/1982
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 626,664
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Lexile: 680L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 7.60 (h) x 0.39 (d)

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2005

    LOVE THIS BOOK! i can relate!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2006

    funny

    Very humourous.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2003

    Awesome Read Aloud for Classrooms

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2000

    Jelly Belly gr8 book

    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

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