Bella Saves the Beach

Bella Saves the Beach

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Living by the beach is so cool, but Bella worries when she starts to see trash all over the sand.She sets about to save the beach but finds it's so much harder than she thought. Through a series of failures, Bella finally succeeds! But how does she do it?
Suggested age range for readers: 5-10

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781616333713
Publisher: Guardian Angel Publishing
Publication date: 02/26/2013
Edition description: Large Print
Pages: 24
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.06(d)

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Bella Saves the Beach 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
ruthhill74 More than 1 year ago
I am always on the lookout for good children's books, and Nancy Stewart's ecologically-minded book is the very one to appeal to children. I loved the illustrations, and the story was simple enough for the vast majority of children to understand. The best part of this book is that it shows that one person can make a difference. Little things do make a difference when it comes to pollution, litter, and the environment. There are also a couple pages at the end that give additional information for older children concerning some things discussed in the book. I think my daughter would have liked this when she was in kindergarten/first grade. I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.
Literary_Classics_Reviews More than 1 year ago
Bella and Britt, best friends, share a love for the beach where they enjoy splashing in the surf and building sand castles. But when they begin to notice trash on their favorite beach they become concerned; not only for the pristine beauty of the beach, but for the well-being of the wildlife with whom they share the beach. The girls agree something must be done, but since Britt is leaving for vacation, that leaves Bella to take on the task by herself. But that doesn't stop her. Armed with the determination to save their beach, she succeeds in raising awareness while helping to restore the beach to a clean and safe place that can be enjoyed by people and animals. Bella Saves the Beach, by Nancy Stewart, teaches kids to care for their environment while arming them with a can-do attitude. This book comes highly recommended and earns the Literary Classics Seal of Approval.
ChitownMama More than 1 year ago
Don’t you just love it when a book entertains and has a wonderful message children can learn? Bella Saves the Beach is just such a book. As the snow receded this spring, we noticed the trash that had piled up over the winter. My son, wanting to keep the trees happy, started picking up every piece of trash he saw. While I was certainly proud of his efforts, six-year-olds don’t understand when to pick things up and when not to. But learning to take care of his environment is an important lesson to learn early on. In Bella Saves the Beach, Bella realizes the beach is covered in litter. People aren’t using the trash receptacles, which makes her very sad. She tries to get her best friend to help and then makes signs to direct people to the trash bins; however, Bella’s efforts don’t help long-term. Instead of giving up, Bella realizes only by getting the community of kids to clean up the beach can she be successful. I liked the environmental angle of this story. But I really loved that, rather than throwing in the towel, Bella continues to try to clean up the beach. Children need to understand that by putting our minds to something, we can make a difference. The beautiful watercolor illustrations add to this story. The softness of the watercolor media shows the dreamy beauty of the beach while allowing children to understand how their actions can affect the environment. Bella Saves the Beach is an inspiring read for children, teaching them about the environment while also showing them they have the power to make a difference.
Its_Time_Mamaw More than 1 year ago
Bella enjoys spending time at the beach but today she couldn't help but notice the beach was cluttered with trash.  She look into the trash cans and just as she thought they were almost empty.  First she asked her friend Britt to help her clean the beach but she was not able to help right then and her sisters were too busy playing in the water and sand.   Surely people know they are not just trashing the beach they are also endangering many birds, turtles and other sea creatures.  Turtles love to eat jellyfish but they tend to mistake a plastic bag for a jellyfish.  Many of the sea creatures get tangled up in the plastic bags and six pack plastic rings. How would they get them off? The author explains how all this trash can effect the the many land, air and sea creatures.  It is up to humans to help keep them safe.  Especially since it is humans that cause them and their habitats harm. The story will encourage children to think before they discard their trash.  Why not arrange a Bella Day at the beach with your friends and family?  The illustrations captured story and the images of the children and the amazing sea creatures.  Loved the freckles on Bella and the Pelican was very lifelike.   I spent many a happy days on the beach and in the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Please let's make a promise to ourselves to protect the creature we enjoy seeing and those that are unseen when we visit the beach, ocean, sea and Gulf Coast.   DON'T LITTER!! I highly recommend this book. Disclosure:  I received a free copy of this book from the Author/PumpUpYourBooks Tours for review.  I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.
JanetAnnCollins1 More than 1 year ago
I like this book a lot because it will inspire kids to be like Bella and do whatever they can to help the environment. There's some good information about how to do that at the end of the story. I also reviewed it on my blog.