About the Book
Join sibling Chihuahuas, Bella and Harry, as they travel to Dublin and visit the Ha'Penny Bridge and Trinity College Library. Take side trips to Giant's Causeway, Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher. Sample local cuisine (such as Irish stew and Irish soda bread) and learn basic Irish Gaelic phrases. 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. Please visit our website for coloring pages, lesson plans and other suggested extensions to accompany this title. Reading levels and other metrics are also available on the website. As our titles span cities all over the globe, think of the Bella and Harry series as the perfect starting point (or companion piece) for many homeschooling lessons. Each book offers a brief overview of different areas around the world allowing you and your child the opportunity to explore the world from the comfort of your own home. Additional support materials (activities), with varying levels of difficulty, can be found on the Reading is Fundamental (RIF) website in their Literacy Central section. 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".