Bella is one pampered kitty! She has a warm bed, tasty food, and owners who love herbut she was not always that way. Follow the humorous story of Bella, a sassy cat who started off as a lonely kitten without a home or a family to love her. From dodging raindrops to running from lawn mowers, being a stray cat isn't all it's cracked up to be! Bella ventures on a crazy journey as she moves from place to place, never knowing that what she really needed all along was a family to love her. But change is scary! In order to accept her new home, Bella must learn a valuable lesson: God's love and assurance can conquer all fear!
|Publisher:||Emerald House Group, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.20(d)|
About the Author
Ellie Wakeman has a Master of Divinity in Christian Education and has spent the past 18 years as teacher and storyteller to children. As Pastor of 2s & 3s ministry she enjoys interacting with families, training & coming alongside new teachers, and writing the preschool curriculum. She is a mother to five, grandma to seven, and wife to one extraordinary man. Her ongoing prayer is for all to come to know the hope, joy, love, and peace Jesus came to bring.
What People are Saying About This
"I recommend to you the story of Bella Gets Rescued. We all have been rescued by the person of Jesus and we just need to recognize that as Bella did."
"God's eyes constantly roam to and fro throughout the whole earth looking for the Bellas of the world that need rescuing."
"On its surface Bella Gets Rescued is a story of a nameless stray kitten, lost and afraid in the world, who is adopted into a loving caring family. But it is about so much more: God's unconditional love and adoption that can change us; moving from fear to faith. Children and parents will enjoy and benefit from both the story and its message."
"As a seminary student it was obvious that Ellie was a deep theological thinker and had a heart for ministering with children. In this book she demonstrates her unique ability to make the profound seem simple and the complex become clear."
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite Bella Gets Rescued by Ellie Wakeman begins with Bella the rescue cat being afraid of everything initially when her first family adopts her, but she is not scared anymore. Once upon a time, not long ago, Bella was an itty-bitty kitty who lived all by herself and did everything all by herself. She was a lost kitty till she was found again. One night when Bella was sleeping under the starry sky, it started to rain. Bella hated getting wet so she ran and ended up getting picked up by a human. Bella was terrified as she had never been touched by a human or been inside a building. Bella’s new story begins from when she realizes that humans are gentle creatures with pleasant voices. Her new life is better than what she had dreamed and Bella is a happy cat! The story is adorable and for all children who love cats and pets, this book will strike a chord. Bella is lovable and adorable and anyone would want to have her as a pet. The illustrations are beautiful and they convey the author’s thoughts effectively. It is a heartwarming story and can be used for bedtime story-telling. Bella’s story will also make an interesting read in classrooms for their read aloud sessions, especially the ending which gives the entire story a new meaning and will enable children to look at their unfounded fears and handle them. The story has a good message hidden in it and will help many readers to connect with God better.
This is a cute story. Cat owners can relate to the behaviour that is seen in many of our pets and these behaviours are brought to life in the small story of Bella Gets Rescued. The illustrations were soft and eye catching, a sure win for those little readers who delight in stories that are able to be told through the pictures. Not too long that it will lose the attention of the young reader and not too short that it rushes the story, this book is a perfect balance for a little child. What's more is that Bella Gets Rescued has an underlying message to us all: we should not fear. The parallel of being lost to Christ and then found is a major theme in this children's book. I see this as a great Sunday School lesson, a homeschool lesson, or as an entertaining read that will stick with the little ones as they grow. Lessons of love, acceptance, patience, and thankfulness will gain a foothold all because of this beautiful little story. This is a children's book that I can greatly recommend and I look forward to presenting it to my niece on her birthday.