We’re thrilled to review the book Bella & Harry Let’s Visit Dublin written by Lisa Manzione and illustrated by Kristine Lucco.
Katie expressed the most interest in the books. She loved these little Chihuahuas! She found the books fun and interesting, introducing so many facts about Ireland – including geography, history, culture, science, and literature.
It’s perfect timing to read about Ireland in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day!
Dublin is the eleventh book in the series – of fourteen so far! We want to collect them all. They’re adorable.
The publisher was so generous to give us three books to begin our collection.
The kids (and I) loved the Dublin book.
My girls were absolutely tickled that Bella’s nails are painted pink! And they love the picture of the real Bella dog on the back cover. They want to know where’s the real Harry?
In the story, Bella taught Harry (and us) all about the sites in Ireland they saw with their family on vacation. Harry really only wanted to see leprechauns, fairies, and giants and the doggies’ dialogue was really cute!
The illustrations are gorgeous, detailed and realistic. The print is easy to read. I love that it’s narrated by a cute and, apparently, well-educated little dog!
My kids pored over the map of Great Britain and wanted to look up a more detailed one and to learn exactly how to pronounce the Irish Gaelic words in the back of the book! They wanted me to read them the stories of the Irish Myths after hearing a tidbit about the legend of Finn McCool.
The “photographs” on the last page of Bella and Harry’s adventure showed some more famous Irish sites my kids wanted to explore further.
A great living book makes kids want to learn more. And this fits perfectly!
Five thumbs up from me and my four kids. It’s an adorable book series to introduce so many subjects.
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