Bella and Stella Come Home by Anika Denise, Christopher Denise
After Bella says good-bye to her old house, it's time to meet her new one. But this house isn't anything like Bella expected. The entranceway has ten steps instead of three, the bathtub has feet, and worst of all, it does not feel like home. But Bella knows how to be brave, and with her imaginary best friend Stella by her side, it doesn't take long for her feelings about her new house to change-especially when she spies a next-door neighbor who looks like he'd make a perfect new friend.
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Bella is a young girl who is nervous about her move to a new home. Fortunately, she has her stuffed elephant, Stella, to help her get acquainted with the unfamiliar environment. At first the new home is intimidating. In fact, the first night, Bella has to sleep with the lights on. After that, it's not so bad. He belongings arrive, and she discovers the new neighbors seem really nice.
The illustrations are what really make this book special. They are done in rich tones of pink, yellow, and purple, and convey the emotions felt by Bella quite well. They also have a touch of whimsy. The elephant becomes quite an adorable character through Bella's imagination and the illustrator's artistry.
Bella and Stella Come Home is a charming story to share with children, ages three to seven, who are moving to a new home.