Join Sibling Chihuahuas Bella And Harry As They Travel To Barcelona With Their Family And Spend Time At Las Ramblas, La Sagrada Familia, Park Guell And Other Magnificent Places Along The Way, Local Cuisine Such As Tapas Is Introduced To The Inquisitive Reader And Some Basic Spanish Phases 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. There was a sudden shift into a bit of plot in this book first time I ve seen it happen in the many books I ve read so far , but it didn t seem to really go anywhere I was disappointed though the shift was abrupt, it was a nice change I d like to see a little o
Harry and Bella are two chihuahuas who take the reader on a rapid tour of Istanbul It is nicely informative for a picture book, covering several historical points of interest The illustrations were nice However, I am extremely confused by their relationship As I first was reading the book I just assumed they were friends or siblings as the description here on goodreads claims Yet the scene where they were eating breakfast, Bella says, Let s go Harry Our children are going to have a traditional Turkish breakfast Harry responds with, What are they going to have for breakfast Bella This exchange implies they are married and have children despite the fact that no other dogs appear in that scene or any other throughout the book Bella again mentions Harry and her family later but only Harry is in the picture I don t know, maybe I have missed something b
Bella and Harry are exploring Istanbul, Turkey, this time The Chihuahuas explore the city on their own and visit such sights as the First Bosphorus Bridge that connects the city across two continents, the Ortakoy Grand Imperial Mosque, Hagia Sofia, Grand Bazaar, and many Bella and Harry also eat traditional Turkish food in Istanbul and throw in a few simple Turkish words In the back of the book is a list of Fun Turkish Words and Phrases which provides readers with a brief introduction to words they would hear in Istanbul The only thing that I wish the list had is a pronunciation guide for the words to imagine how they are supposed to sound This was an interesting and informative read, though it felt a little bit like fluff without much of a story I was impressed to come across this book though as I haven t come across many picture books that introduce Turkey to children, particularly in story form as this one does Bella and Harry
Lisa Manzione s non fiction for young readers follows the new style of making non fiction read like a fiction story and it does it well In The Adventures of Bella and Harry Let s Visit Istanbul, 2 adorable Chihuahuas travel around Istanbul and point out local points of interest and give some information on the country and city they are in The illustrations really make this book and Kristine Lucco does a beautiful job of portraying these culturally significant places This book is part of a series Bella and Harry visit other cities and learn about other locations and the website connected to the series has
Disclosure I received a free ebook of this title from NetGalley.Two little dogs learn about the tourist attractions in Istanbul, Turkey While the book provides interesting facts about Istanbul s landmarks and culture and defines a few Turkish words as well as some English words mosque, sultan , I think that a nonfiction book with real photographs would present this information effectively than this book s drawings and use of dogs as a narrative device Four s
I think this is a very informative book about Istanbul, Turkey where two chihuahas travel there and show us how wonderful that city is But i have to say, if you allowe me, that i found the illustrations not very beautiful An
The illustrations are cute, and the story highlighted a few key places in Turkey for children. Very educational cute book and wonderful journey to Turkey. This is a good series The characters are entertaining to the reader Landmarks are described in a way that is understood by children Great for classroom.
- 35 pages
- Lets Visit Istanbul!
- Lisa Manzione
- 10 August 2017 Lisa Manzione