The Lost Bellybutton
Margaret Morganroth Gullette, Leslie Udry
(Lollipop Power Inc, Oct. 1, 1976)
Coppelia searches for her lost bellybutton and meets kindly animals along the way. She is about to give up her quest when she meets a kangaroo who has put the bellybutton to a most practical use. Should she take if back, or leave it with a mother who can make good use of it?The story is told by Coppelia to a woman who tells it to us. The Lost Bellybutton, publishedwith Lollipop Power Press in the 1970s, was one of the earliest of the nonsexist children's stories (for ages 4-9).With charming illustrations by Leslie Udry.