Bella Gets Her Skates On by Ian Whybrow

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A wintertime confidence-booster

When Daddy Rabbit suggests skating on the frozen lake, Bella’s big brother and sister are excited. But little Bella is nervous. What if she falls over and everyone laughs at her? Gently encouraged by the others, Bella gains confidence and steps out onto the ice—and discovers that she loves skating! A wonderful book to share with any child who ever has lacked confidence in his or her ability to step out into the world—and have fun!

About Ian Whybrow

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Ian Whybrow is an award-winning children's book author whose titles include Sammy and the Dinosaurs, Quacky, Quack, Quack, and A Baby for Grace. Rosie Reeve has illustrated several children's books, including the Annie Stories (Orion). She lives in England.
Published September 7, 2007 by Macmillan Children's Books. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.

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Bella’s father wisely suggests a series of confidence-building, play-centered activities to allay Bella’s concerns.

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What if she couldn't keep up?"") But a series of self-esteem boosters on the way to the lake slowly increase her confidence, and after the pivotal moment when Bella steps onto the frozen lake, she slips, slides, but ultimately skates across a double spread, her father completely out of sight.

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