The "Bella and Harry" series chronicles the travels of two little
Chihuahuas. Book Two is a delightful tale for the entire
family, describing the journey of the little dogs traveling to
Italy with their family. The dogs document their adventure
in a scrapbook for readers to enjoy. We start by learning
where Italy is located (geographic features), and then our attention
is focused on Venice.
The dogs introduce readers ages 4-8 to some of Venice's unique
modes of transportation, festivals, and foods. The artwork
is gorgeous and the 35 pages are thick with a creamy matte finish.
This would be a wonderful book with which to introduce your students
to any study that touches upon Italy. It would be especially
nice for engaging younger students in a European unit study with
older siblings. The back of the book includes Italian vocabulary
words, making this a wonderful way to begin a language study. You
could even try making a batch of delicious gelato to enjoy at home
while reading this delightful tale! This series is an informative,
interactive, and exciting way to introduce children to travel,
foreign countries, customs, history, and landmarks. You
will love this book and others in this series!