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Billy Brown Billy Brown and the Belly Button Beastie

by Sherry and Bobby Norfolk - Published by August House - 800-284-8784

Every night when Billy Brown's mother puts him to bed, she tells him to keep the covers on his bed so he doesn't catch cold. And every morning when she wakes him, he has kicked the covers off the bed. Knowing how proud Billy is of his belly button, his mother tells him that if he doesn't keep the covers on the bed, the Belly Button Beastie is going to pay him a visit and steal his belly button. Billy makes a critical error when he disregards his mother's advice.

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