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Bella Gets Her Skates On Hardcover – November 1, 2007

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About the Author

Ian Whybrow is a well-loved writer with a wonderful talent for capturing children’s humor and imagination. He has written many successful picture books. He lives in England.

Rosie Reeve originally trained as a fine artist, but became interested in illustrating children’s books after having her own three children. She lives in England.
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 8 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - 1
  • Lexile Measure: 430L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams (November 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081099416X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810994164
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 0.4 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,928,054 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
There is a moment in every child's life when they think something to the effect of "I just can't do that." For some kids, this is a fleeting feeling; others get stuck by the thought almost constantly. This is where Bella Gets Her Skates On comes in.

Bella is a little bunny who worries. With a big brother and big sister who seem fearless and good at everything, Bella often feels left behind. When her family decides to go skating one frosty winter morning, Bella worries that her little legs won't allow her to keep up. Her Daddy decides that the best way to convince her to go skating is to start small. After doing all sorts of fun games that show Bella she can keep up with anyone in her family, they end up at the lake. Will Bella be able to lace up her skates and give the ice a try?

Bella Gets Her Skates On is a beautiful way to show children that trying something new can be fun and exciting. It illustrates a great family relationship, the trials that come along with being the youngest child, playing and learning together, and the importance of encouragement from a parent. It leaves the reader with an upbeat and heartwarming message that a child will carry with them long after the book has been closed.

Armchair Interviews says: With a great message, entertaining story, and beautiful artwork, Bella is a great addition to any child's library.
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By Shirley S on October 26, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I really enjoyed this story! The pictures are soft and pretty, and the story, about a little bunny who goes from being timid and afraid to try new things to being willing to believe in herself and skate, is a nice story for a small child.
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Format: Hardcover
Bella is a little rabbit who always hesitates to do new things because she's not very confident. Her Daddy has a habit of giving his kids cute little nicknames, and she's been designated "Little Baby Not-Sure." She worries a lot and responds to ideas to do new things by saying "I'm not sure." And now her father is talking her and her older brother and sister out to go ice-skating. She's very worried -- "What if she looked silly and everyone laughed at her?" Bella, however, learns that sometimes she just needs to trust her talent.

Ian Whybrow and new illustrator Rosie Reeve have teamed up for a great picture book. Ian Whybrow (the hit author of the "Harry and His Dinsoaurs" books, etc.) provides the story, and Reeve provides the lively, but pleasantly soft and colorful illustrations. Sure to be a great tale for winter or any time. Cute rabbits and fun story.
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Wow. My preschooler couldn't get enough of this book. It helps that the character's name is also Bella. She LOVES this book. It helped her to develop the confidence to get her own skates on--and take off like a champ.
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