Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to New York City for Christmas. Join the pups as they stroll down 5th Avenue, see the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, go ice skating, visit Radio City Music Hall and do other fun things. Along the way, sample some New York City street food and have some frozen hot chocolate.
The Adventures of Bella and Harry picture book series chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella and her little brother Harry and family, who travel the world exploring the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities. The series is an informative, interactive, and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries, customs, history, and landmarks. The educational value of this book is cleverly disguised amidst dozens of illustrated pages with characters that are sure to win the hearts of young readers.
Traveling the world with these two cute and cuddly Chihuahuas will allow young readers to gain an appreciation of the world and its cultural diversity. Happy Travels from Bella Boo and Harry too!
About the Author
The Bella and Harry series of children's books is Lisa Manzione's first foray into children's fiction writing. As a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), Lisa's entrance into the field of literature is one she has eagerly awaited and is very passionate about. As the daughter of a single parent who worked for a major airline, Lisa's exposure to (and interest in) travel began at an early age. Later in life, as Lisa's own children grew up and her love of animals continued, the idea for the Bella and Harry series was born.
Born in rural Pennsylvania, Kristine's passion for art began at a young age. This interest in art continued and ultimately led Kristine to study at the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale.
Now a mother of two avid junior readers, Kristine’s unique talent and particular flair for children’s themes has evolved quite naturally into the world of children’s books and illustrations. She is quick to credit her own children for inspiring this phase of her art, as it is often conceived by seeing the characters and places through their eyes.
In addition to her work on the Bella and Harry series, Kristine has also illustrated the most recently recognized children’s book, “Wacky Jacky, The True Story of an Unlikely Beauty Queen”.
The series was developed with the hope of inspiring young readers to embrace the world and encourage its exploration. Done through the comedic and informative adventures of Bella and Harry, while traveling through various countries, I hope to stimulate children's imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live.