Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bella, The Birthday Party

Mandy Stanley

Bella is a rabbit who has lived with her family on a hill until one day she saw a little girl wearing wings and chasing a balloon. What Bella did not know was the little girl was having her birthday. Bella decided to follow the little girl to find out what was going on. Soon, Bella discovered the little girl was having a birthday party and Bella was invited to the party. The little girl, Jasmine, her mommy, and other children were having a picnic. Bella, Jasmine, and the children enjoyed playing the usual birthday games … and then Jasmine opened her presents. Bella was sad she didn’t have anything to give Jasmine for her birthday. But Jasmine wanted to share one of her presents with Bella! The day turned out to be a wonderful time not just for Jasmine for her birthday, but for Bella who had never had a day like that before.

Bella, The Birthday Party is a sweet book for preschoolers. The illustrations are colorful and engaging for the text. This is a wonderful book to introduce preschoolers to reading, though I would not recommend it to older children.

BIBLIO: 2010, Tiger Tales’, Ages 2 – 5, $9.95.
REVIEWER: Debby Willett
FORMAT: Picture Book
ISBN: 978-1-58925-850-1

REVIEWED FOR: Children’s Literature, Online Version, 3/31/10

1 comment:

  1. Hi Debby,
    Thanks so much for the glowing review of Bella: The Birthday Party. Bella fans are also sure to love Bella: The Fairy Ball.
    Happy Reading,
    tiger tales