The Hole in the Middle

The Hole in the Middle Morgan has a hole in his middle and it gives him a strange empty feeling sort of like always being a little bit hungry His best friend Yumi tries to help but nothing seems to make Morgan feel bette

  • Title: The Hole in the Middle
  • Author: Paul Budnitz Aya Kakeda
  • ISBN: 9781423137610
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Morgan has a hole in his middle, and it gives him a strange, empty feeling sort of like always being a little bit hungry His best friend Yumi tries to help, but nothing seems to make Morgan feel better Not music, not picnics not even reminding himself to forget about the feeling Then Yumi gets sick, and Morgan bakes her a cake Cheering Yumi up means that Morgan dMorgan has a hole in his middle, and it gives him a strange, empty feeling sort of like always being a little bit hungry His best friend Yumi tries to help, but nothing seems to make Morgan feel better Not music, not picnics not even reminding himself to forget about the feeling Then Yumi gets sick, and Morgan bakes her a cake Cheering Yumi up means that Morgan doesn t stop to think about the hole in his middle Only then does the hole start to shrink until it s exactly the same size as a belly button.With bright, whimsical illustrations by up and coming artist Aya Kakeda, this simple, inventive tale gently reminds us that our own problems sometimes go away when we focus on our friends.

    One thought on “The Hole in the Middle”

    1. Kind of Buddhist in tone; the hole that can never be filled is filled only when we stop trying to fill it with our desires.

    2. The illustrations are truely remarkable. Another uber-talented Brooklyn picture book artist breaks onto the scene. A boy discovers that when he directs his efforts and concerns toward others (rather than himself), his empty feelings fade away. The story was nice, but couldn't quite draw my attention away from the pictures.For a similar story that was a touch more mesmerizing for me, I recommend The Heart in the Bottle by Oliver Jeffers.

    3. A boy named Morgan has a hole in his middle, which he can never fill. His friend, Yumi, tries to help Morgan by cooking for him, singing and dancing with him, and playing with him, but nothing works. When Yumi gets sick, Morgan finds the secret that fills his emptiness. I thought the message was a good one, but reading a book about a boy with a literal hole in his middle made me uncomfortable. A strange book.

    4. Morgan was born with a big hole through his middle that gives him a strange, empty feeling all of the time, but when his good friend Yumi becomes ill, he finds that helping her makes him feel whole.

    5. I loved this book! The illustrations are absolutely adorable and fun. We followed the pet cat throughout to see what antics he was up to as the story progressed.The theme was so unique and interesting that I could see reading this again and againelf worthy for sure!

    6. This story is about a young boy, Morgan, who was born with a big hole through his stomach. Throughout the book, he has a friend named Yumi that tries to help him fill the emptiness. She tries to do everything she can to help him feel better. Later in the book Yumi gets sick, Morgan helps make her feel better. Morgan’s hole soon shrinks after he helps his friend in need. This book would be good for reading out loud to early elementary school children to talk about friendship and being kind to o [...]

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