Join sibling Chihuahuas Bella and Harry as they travel to Paris with their family and discover the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and other fascinating places. Along the way, local cuisine (such as crepes) is presented to the inquisitive reader and basic French phrases are introduced to the curious youngster.
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
Author: Lisa Manzione
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.
Illustrator: Kristine Lucco
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”.
Read an Excerpt
"Harry, did you know the Eiffel Tower is 986 feet tall? That's almost 50 giraffes stacked on top of each other!"
"Yes, Claude Monet is my favorite. He painted a collection called 'Water Lilies', but the paintings are kept in another museum. France has a lot of important museums to see while here. That's why I love to travel. There is so much to see and learn about the world."
"Well Harry, they might have french fries, but did you know 'french' probably describes the way the potato is sliced? French, in this case, is a cooking term. French fries were created in another country, Belgium, according to most people."