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Bella & Bean

Illustrated by Aileen Leijten



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About The Book

Bella wants to write poems.

Bean wants to go for a walk.

Bella wants to write poems.

Bean wants Bella to look at her cute toes.

Could these two best friends be more different? But as Bean's attempt to coax Bella away from her notepad become ever more over the top, Bella finds her poetry taking unexpected twists.

You might be a Bella or you could be a Bean - either way, this sweet, clever tale will remind you there is perfect poetry to mismatched friends.

About The Author

Rebecca Kai Dotlich is an author and poet of children’s books and a recipient of the Gold Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Award. Her books include What Can A Crane Pick Up?, What is Science?, and Bella and Bean.

About The Illustrator

Product Details

  • Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers (February 10, 2009)
  • Length: 40 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780689856167
  • Grades: P - 3
  • Ages: 4 - 8

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Awards and Honors

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Golden Kite Award Honor

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