Join sibling Chihuahuas, Bella and Harry, as they travel to Istanbul and cruise the Bosphorus River, visit the Blue Mosque, the Grand Bazaar and Topkapi Palace. Along the way, local cuisine (such as menemen) and basic Turkish phrases 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.
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!!!
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About the Author
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
"Right now, we are going for a ferry ride on the Bosphorus River (or Bosphorus Strait) in Istanbul, Turkey. There are two bridges that currently cross the Bosphorus. The name of this bridge is the First Bosphorus Bridge. This bridge connects the continent of Asia to the continent of Europe."
"Look Harry, another palace! It's Dolmabache Palace! This palace, which is now a museum, is located on the bank of the Bosphorus. How beautiful!"
"Harry, the Blue Mosque got its name because of the blue tiles on the inside of the walls. The Blue Mosque is different than most mosques because it has six minarets. Minarets are tall, slender towers with balcones from which people are called to prayer several times a day."
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.