Bella & Bean
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by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
illustrated by Aileen Leitjen
Atheneum, 2009
ISBN 978-0689856167 (hardcover)

Bella wants to write poems.
Bean wants to go for a walk.
Bella wants to write poems.
Bean wants Bella to look at her cute toes.

Could these two best friends be more different? But as Bean's attempt to coax Bella away from her notepad become ever more over the top, Bella finds her poetry taking unexpected twists.

You might be a Bella or you could be a Bean—either way, this sweet, clever tale will remind you there is perfect poetry to mismatched friends.

"For Mia, my little bean."

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