Join sibling Chihuahuas, Bella and Harry, as they travel to Barcelona and tour Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell and other cultural sites. Along the way, local cuisine (such as tapas) and basic Spanish phases are introduced to the reader.
The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a picture book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry and their family, who travel the world exploring the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities. The “Bella & Harry” series is intended to be an informative, interactive and exciting way to introduce children to travel, different countries, customs, history and landmarks with the educational value of this book cleverly disguised amidst dozens of illustrated pages which are sure to win the hearts of young readers.
Traveling the world with these two cute and cuddly Chihuahuas will allow the young reader to gain an appreciation of the world and its cultural diversity.
Happy Travels from Bella Boo and Harry too!!!
About the Author
Lisa Manzione 's interest in travel began at an early age. Later in life, as Lisa's own children grew up, the idea for the Bella and Harry series was born. 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, Lisa's hope is to stimulate children's imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live.
The Adventures of Bella and Harry now has over 20 titles currently available in multiple languages and formats. Lisa also ensures there are educational resources (lesson plans, coloring pages and other activities) available for all of her titles. For more information about the series, please visit BellaAndHarry.com
As a mother of two avid readers, Kristine Lucco has a unique talent and particular flair for children-centered themes that has evolved quite naturally into illustrating children's books. 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.
Read an Excerpt
"It was Gaudi's idea that the church (Sagrada Familia) have 18 towers. The towers are diferent in both size and shape. The tallest tower is approximately 228 feet high... or 558 cats... tail to tail!"
"Casa Batllo is our next stop on out tour. Isn't this cool, Harry? The outside of the building is made of tiny bits of glass and mosaic tile. The stone columns look like bones and the balconies look like masks! The top of the house looks like scales or the back of a dragon!"
"Wow! What a beautiful view! We can see all of the Catalonian countryside. Shh... do you hear the music, Harry? The music is being sung by the choir boys in the Monastery (Monsterrat). The choir sings almost every day at 1:00pm."
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.
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The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a recipient of the prestigious Mom's Choice Award. The Mom’s Choice Awards honors excellence in family-friendly media, products and services. An esteemed panel of judges includes education, media and other experts as well as parents, children, librarians, performing artists, producers, medical and business professionals, authors, scientists and others. A sampling of the panel members includes: Dr. Twila C. Liggett, ten-time Emmy-winner, professor and founder of PBS’s Reading Rainbow; Julie Aigner-Clark, Creator of Baby Einstein and The Safe Side Project; Jodee Blanco, New York Times best-selling Author and; LeAnn Thieman, motivational speaker and coauthor of seven Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Parents and educators look for the Mom’s Choice Awards seal in selecting quality materials and products for children and families