Book Review: Bella and Harry visit Europe
In the many (many!) reincarnations of our trip to Europe this fall I’ve collected a few books to get the boys excited. First it started with England, Ireland and Scotland. Then it was England and Paris. After that it was England and Italy, or just Italy. I honestly can’t remember. Now we are off to Spain leaving the British Isles and our sad French language skills behind.
Along the way I was sent a copy of four books in the Bella & Harry series written by Lisa Manzione. This traveling brother and sister head to London and Paris early in the series, and then go off to Edinburgh and Rome in the most recent books. Two puppies traveling the world? This seemed like a great place to start getting inspired for our next trip.
Bella, the little female Chihuahua in the story, is a know it all, but in the best of ways. She gives out facts to her impulsive brother as they tour Europe with their owners (lucky dogs, I know!) Maps, historical sites, and even a bit of food pop up in each tale as Bella answers Harry’s questions while they explore.
Now I am not a big puppy in pictures fan. I don’t usually share YouTube videos of dogs or the silly things they do. Chihuahuas kind of give me the creeps, but I’m happy to say that Bella and Harry are adorable; especially when they are traveling to so many places I love. What is even more impressive than the puppies are the beautifully painted illustrations by Kristine Lucco. These aren’t cartoony works of art; these are true masterpieces. I’d love to have a copy of Lucco’s Royal Mile in Edinburgh or the Spanish Steps in Rome hanging on my wall.
Now it’s your chance to get your hands on the travels of Bella & Harry. TWO lucky reader swill win a copy of Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Edinburgh and Let’s Visit Rome. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below for your chance to grab the latest book in our back-to-school celebration. Shipping available only in the U.S.A and Canada.
Many thanks to Bella and Harry, LLC for providing the Bella & Harry books for review. As always opinions are my own; when they aren’t you will be the first to know.
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