Bella’s Recipe for Success
Author: Ana Siqueira
Illustrator: Geraldine Rodriguez
I think we’ve all been there: starting a task, not being very good at it, and wanting to give up. I certainly know I have. New things are hard, and finding your niche whether you’re an adult or a child can be well, exasperating. Where exactly do I fit in–in the world?
Bella’s siblings are all accomplished–at something– while she is, well, not. I know many a child that has these same feelings (I know many adults that have these same feelings). Fortunately for Bella, abuela sees everything . . . .
Guided by the gentle hand of her grandmother Bella comes to realize that accomplishment takes work and perseverance; even Bella’s siblings get in on the lessons!
With simple, cartoony, bright, illustrations and a powerful message, Bella’s Recipe for Success is a solid pick for those wanting to encourage “can do” and “practice” attitudes. It provides a wonderful modeling of skills and warm encouraging language in a brisk, narrative style. The approach successfully makes the heroine instantly relatable to children and adults alike.
My thanks to Beaming Books for providing a Review Copy of this book. All opinions provided herein are my own.
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