Geography. Do they even teach geography anymore? Skyboat thinks geography is important; it’s important to know where the heck you are, in this universe or any other! Lisa Manzione has created a series of gorgeous childrens’ books about geography, and has cloaked the deeper message in the two hilarious traveling chihuahuas!
View an interview where Lisa explains these books and their importance:
The Adventures of Bella & Harry is a book series that chronicles the escapades of a pup named Bella, her little brother Harry, and their family as they explore the sights and sounds of new, exciting cities around the world. And, boy, are these pups energetic! After adventures in London, Paris, and New York City (which you can recap here), Bella & Harry are ready to explore Venice, Cairo, and Rio de Janeiro!
“Let’s go. It is time to get started on our tour of the city.”
Join Bella and Harry as they travel to Venice with their family and explore St. Mark’s Square, the Rialto Bridge, and take a ride in a gondola. Along the way, local cuisine (such as gelato) is presented to the inquisitive listener and basic Italian phrases are introduced.
“Yes Harry, the Nile River is the longest river in the world. Keep your eyes open for Nile crocodiles!”
Then join Bella and Harry as they travel to Cairo with their family and learn about the Valley of the Kings, the Pyramids of Giza, King Tut, and other captivating landmarks. Local cuisine is sampled, and basic Arabic is introduced to the listener.
“Look at the amazing view from our glass cable car!”
Lastly, join Bella and Harry as they travel to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and visit Christ the Redeemer, Copacabana Beach, Sugarloaf Mountain, and other fun places. Along the way they sample local cuisine (such as barbecued meat and cheese bread) and learn some basic local phrases.
The comedic and informative adventures of Bella and Harry will stimulate children’s imaginations and foster a thirst for understanding the world in which they live. –downpour.com
Grab your passport, a copy of the audiobook and you’re ready to go! BUY