by Ryan O'Rourke
Harper, 2014. picture book
Bella's ancestors had been sea cats, but Bella has spent her whole life in a light house. Then one day she finds herself in a boat blown across the waves by the wind. She has anxious moments but meets friendly sea creatures that help her find her way back home. This little adventure has just the right amount of excitement for preschool and kindergarten age listeners. The cat is in uncharted territory, but the soft pastel illustrations and the happy faces on the sea creatures the cat meets help reassure the reader that everything will be alright in the end.