Bella was born in the mind of Mandy Stanley, who originally trained for a career in the fashion industry creating baby wear. Now that I'm aware of that, I can see her love of children and babies in the way that she has illustrated this little rabbit.
Now, you all know that I do not have a little girl of my own to read these to, but I'm hanging onto them anyway with a hope. =D Why!? These books are adorable. Fanciful. Magical. Endearing. (And therefore subject to a great many italics in the description of them!)
I opened up a box from Tiger Tales Publishers and inside I found Bella: The Birthday Party. Before I had even opened up the cover of the book, my heart was sold! There is something about the pink gingham and the sparkling fairy dress that Bella is wearing. I knew I was going to LOVE it! And I was right.
In Bella: The Birthday Party I met Bella who lives with her family 'high up on top of a hill.'
"Every day was the same, until one summer afternoon . . ."
Bella meets a little girl who is chasing a balloon. It is the girl's birthday and she invites Bella to join in the party. Bella has a wonderful time playing with the children but soon it starts to rain. The little girl begins to cry, believing her party to be ruined. This is when Bella comes in and saves the day by taking the children to a "beautiful secret spot" that is a magical looking place. The children feast on cake and Bella is heralded as having saved the day! Bella is sent back home with a bag of treats to share with her family and a bunny balloon all for herself.
Could this book possibly BE any cuter? I think not.
Next up I discovered Bella: The Fairy Ball. Do you know what my little Anne of Green Gables heart did then!? (Thump, thump, thump!!)
"Nibble, nibble. Hop, hop. Every day was the same, until one summer afternoon . . ."
Bella is making a daisy chain when she feels the sharp tug of a fairy on the other end. Off she goes to spend some time with fairies. The fairies like Bella and sprinkle golden fairy dust on her to make her tiny, just like them. She has a delightful day with the fairies and then is sent home again with the gift of one wish that they promise will come true. What is Bella's wish? Well, you'll just have to read the books to find out!
I think these books are awesome and adorable. (Insert: gush, gush, gush!) I like Bella. I like Bella a lot.
Someone needs to loan me a little girl to read to and play with for a bit, me thinks!
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Best fairy wishes to you!