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On a cold winter afternoon Bess and her doll are having a tea party with melted snow and cookie crumbs, when -- falump! -- a little bird named Bella falls from the sky. Bella offers treats for a proper tea, and a new friendship begins. Little does Bess know that this is just the first of many delightful surprises to come during that afternoon.

Young readers will be charmed by Bess and Bella and enchanted by Irene Haas's beautiful artwork that brings them vividly to life.

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Irene Haas is an outstanding artist who has written and illustrated a number of children's books, including The Maggie B., Little Moon Theater, and A Summertime Song, which Horn Book called "a sumptuous production." Ms. Haas lives in New York City.

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*Starred Review* PreS-K. In this jewel box of a picture book, as small and intimate in format as Haas' A Summertime Song (1997) was extravagant, the venerable author-artist constructs another dreamlike tale from signature ingredients--chiffonlike watercolors, whimsically clothed animals, and themes of fantastical transformation. No sooner does Bess sigh about loneliness to her doll ("Doesn't it seem there's no one in the world but you and me?") than a migrating bird, Bella, falls "FALUMP" into the yard and coaxes a high-flying spectacle out of a grim, wintry day. Bess marvels at wonder upon wonder, then returns to her house with Bella--who provides cozy companionship until spring arrives, along with the possibility of a new friend. Haas' characteristic smudging of the boundaries between real and imaginary is reflected in her rendering of a realistic, concrete setting for the fanciful escapades: tactile snow clumps on pine fronds, hurricane fencing sags in the background, and storm clouds billow above. Some children will find the gossamer story too ephemeral to hold their attention (abrupt metamorphoses abound, as when canine firefighters douse a burning hat and transform it into a bouquet of flowers). But many imaginative children will pore over the pictures on each small, creamy page and recognize in them their own rich interior landscapes. Jennifer Mattson
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