Did you know elephants can excrete over 200 pounds of feces a day? Well, this is actually a true fact. “Belly Up”, written by New York Times bestselling author, Stuart Gibbs, is a lighthearted book about a young boy and how he solves a mysterious crime about a hippo who is dead, or belly up. Stuart Gibbs’ “Belly Up” not only entertains the reader but also educates the reader on animals. “Belly Up” is highly recommended for youths that are looking for a fun, light read. This essay will explain why you should read Stuart Gibbs’ “Belly Up”.
Many parents struggle to get their child to read books. Some parents even get desperate to the point of forcing their child to read comic books such as “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”. For instance, Jeremiah J. Choi, a student at Choice Training in Alhambra, CA, never liked reading. In fact, he’d rather sleep than read. This was all until Jeremiah discovered “Belly Up”. Ever since, he’s been motivated to read every second he gets. “Belly Up” can be the book that interests your child into reading all the time. Stuart Gibbs has a way of affecting children from disliking books to enjoying reading. If you have a child and you are looking for books to interest him or her, “Belly Up” is the perfect book for you.
Can “Belly Up” actually educate readers more than they realize? Absolutely. “Belly Up” comes from a series called The FunJungle Series. In order for Stuart Gibbs to write this series, Gibbs must know a lot about zoos and animals. For example, did you know that the Black Mamba is more dangerous than the most poisonous snake in the world? Well, it’s true! Black Mambas are deadly because of their aggression. They are one of the most fierce snakes on this planet. As you can see, “Belly Up” can be a good source of education on animals.
Lastly, “Belly Up” is lighthearted and a fun read. Some children are forced to read classics such as “Little Women”, “Treasure Island”, or “Anne of Green Gables”. However, to youth who have not yet acquired a love for reading, these books can be boring and tiresome. Sometimes, it’s good to let your child have a recreational read. “Belly Up” is the perfect leisure read for youths. Even teenagers sometimes enjoy reading Stuart Gibbs’ FunJungle Series. If you’re a youth looking for a leisure read, “Belly Up” is your book.
In summary, “Belly Up” is an easy, fun, and educational read. It can motivate youths into enjoying reading a lot. “Belly Up” will not only intrigue your child to read more often, but also educate him or her on animals such as hippopotamuses, rhinos, koalas, and so on. If you are looking for an entertaining, recreational book, you should definitely read Stuart Gibbs’ “Belly Up”.