Bella the puppeteer has exchanged the stage for some crayons. Her new activity coloring book for children is called Arakataka and it is a take off on her puppet show. The book is 28 pages long with lots of monkeys and bananas to color throughout. The book was written and illustrated by Bella and is available at Cronigs.

Bella has been performing her puppet show for several years. The show is aimed at connecting American and Brazilian communities through art and story. Her show often appears on Main street in Vineyard Haven and can also be seen on MVTV, every Saturday at 8 a.m. To contact Bella call 508-292-1706.