Yasmine’s Belly Button

5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
(8 customer reviews)

$11.99 $8.00

It’s Yasmine’s first day of school and she has butterflies in her tummy! Speaking of her tummy, what’s that little round thing on it called again? And what is it for anyway?

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It’s Yasmine’s first day of school and she has butterflies in her tummy! Speaking of her tummy, what’s that little round thing on it called again? And what is it for anyway? Yasmine’s Belly Button is a touching story that explores the depth of love in a mother-daughter relationship, all told through the wild imagination of a 4 year-old. Along the way, little Yasmine discovers just how connected she is to her mom and all her new classmates.

Ages 3+
36 Pages, 8.5×11″ soft-cover, perfect-bound

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Weight 200 g
Dimensions 21.6 x .2 x 28 cm

8 reviews for Yasmine’s Belly Button

  1. 5 out of 5

    Yasmine’s Belly button by Asmaa Hussain is a story of one young girl and her worries and questions about her belly button. Wistful illustrations by Charity Russell capturing how Yasmine imagines herself in her mother’s womb are spot on – producing a knowing smile from me as a parent. A lovely addition to any young reader’s nook!

  2. 5 out of 5

    The most beautiful sentence of this story was when her mother tells her to find something common with her classmates. Which made me wonder how some people can’t have body parts that you have, color of skin that you wear, language that you speak, religion that you follow…the list goes on. The belly button is probably an only visible thing that we all have in common. No matter what color, race, gender, abilities etc.
    A sign that we all came from another human being to another to another…which all connects us way back as well.

  3. 5 out of 5

    What a wonderfully original story. My son loves this and really seemed to understand how a baby is connected to its Mother in the womb. Which is a hard concept for a child to grasp.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Received this wonderful book my daughters age 5 and 6 really love it. Will be looking for more books from the author. It was cute story and very original .

  5. 5 out of 5

    I received this book for a discounted price in exchange for an unbiased review.

    I purchased this book for my now 4 year old son when he was 2.5 years old. He seemed to enjoy the book somewhat at the time, but he did not regularly pick it out from his library for us to read to him. So although it was an enjoyable read, it did not become one of his favourite books at the time.

    Now that my child is older he has definitely grown more fond of this story — especially since he started preschool, he seems more drawn to Yasmine’s character as she is also nervous about going to school for the first time! Because the subject matter of the story has to do with starting school, I suspect children going through the same may gravitate towards this book more so than younger children.

    My son seems to prefer storybooks with little boys as the protagonists (Asmaa Hussein’s other book “Bismillah Soup” is one of his all time favourite books – so check that one out if you haven’t already) and you may find that your children are also the same.

    Overall, we have found this book to be very well written, just like all of Asmaa Hussein’s work always is. It is a ‘feel good’ story that is both engaging and memorable, and reinforces a sweet message (a mother’s love for her child) – not to mention my son loves that Yasmine is ‘silly’! The illustrations are colourful and very well done too!

  6. 5 out of 5

    I received this book, and another book, “Bismillah Soup”, in the same shipment. Both books were laying on my dining table and usually we’ll have stuff there that my kids pay no attention to at all. On this day, however, my almost 8 yo son noticed the book and just stood there and started reading it. This was very unusual and I think the name of the book and the illustration on the cover drew him in. My kids are almost 8, 6, and 4 and all 3 loved this book, mA. I have explained to them before about their belly buttons, but never with illustrations. 🙂 This was a lovely way to show how moms and their kids will always be connected. The story was great and the illustrations were great, too. My youngest has been pulling this book out of our bookcase a lot. 🙂

  7. 5 out of 5

    Since receiving this book, my son has wanted to read it over and over again. He is almost 2.5, so he doesn’t understand everything in it, but the illustrations and the colorful images in the book are very eye catching and there isn’t too much text on each page, so it works well for him as he likes to turn pages! We like to look for each other’s belly buttons when we start reading it. I enjoyed the story myself. As a mother it was very nice to read and it made me feel a connection to my son. I think this is a book we will definitely read for years to come.

  8. 5 out of 5

    I loved this book, not only is the story-line original, but it reinforces the great message that all humans are connected if we can just look for what is common between us. It’s also a great book to use for kids who are experiencing separation anxiety for the first day of Kinder/School as it provides a visual image for the connection between mother and child. The text is also kept to a minimum, which is great for young children. The illustrations are magnificent. I would only suggest that the font is changed to make it easier to read. Highly, highly recommend this book!

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