The Adventures of Bella and Harry #Giveaway #ad

by Jennifer Donovan

Jennifer Donovan is here to tell you about a fun new series of books that allow children to travel the world. She received review copies of the two newest books to facilitate her review, and we were compensated for this post.

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I would love to take my kids to Europe, but that’s not a justifiable expense when my 9-year-old can barely remember the trip we took to the Grand Canyon last year. I do like to share my experiences of interesting travel destinations with them, and virtually travel via books and other media, with the hopes that one day they’ll enjoy traveling as much as I do.

Harry and Bella are two dogs who experience world travels in London, Paris, Venice, Cairo, Athens, Barcelona, and most recently Rome and Edinburgh, at the hands of writer Lisa Manzione and illustrator Kristine Lucco.

About Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Edinburgh

Good day! Join Bella and Harry as they travel to Edinburgh with their family and see Edinburgh Castle, the Royal Botanic Garden and enjoy a trip to Loch Ness to search for Nessie! Along the way local cuisine (such as Dundee cake) and basic Scottish phrases are introduce

About Bella & Harry: Let’s Visit Rome

Bon giorno! Join Bella & Harry as they travel to Rome with their family and see the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Trevi Fountain and other sites. Along the way local cuisine (spaghetti and meatballs) and basic Italian words are introduced.

The books mix historical facts, such as the Roman Gladiators, with local flavor such as popular foods and language phrases. The illustrations are the perfect mix of realism and whimsy.

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Win it!

One of you will win the entire collection of 8 books, plus an adorable children’s suitcase. Just use the rafflecopter below to enter, starting off by telling me which of the 8 cities you’d most like to share with your child.

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Jennifer Donovan has been a part of the 5 Minutes for Mom team since 2007. She writes product reviews, covers events, and manages the 5 Minutes for Books weekly column and website. She lives in Houston and blogs at Snapshot about life with her family.

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1 Noreen August 15, 2013 at 8:41 pm

Venice, the canals are just so cool

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2 Charlene S August 15, 2013 at 10:40 pm

I would like to read London.

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3 Natalie S August 16, 2013 at 12:02 am

Would love to read the book about Rome to my boys!

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4 Meghan Finley August 16, 2013 at 12:34 am

I think she’d like Edinburgh. Lately she loves to search for monsters!

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5 amanda hardesty August 16, 2013 at 3:29 am

Venice would be fun

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6 vickie couturier August 16, 2013 at 9:04 am

Rome,,my grandson may be going next year to see his grandmother who lives there

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7 Heather August 16, 2013 at 10:20 am

I would like to read about Paris.

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8 Anne August 16, 2013 at 11:03 am

Rome for sure. So fascinating and wonderful.

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9 Beth - TheAngelForever August 16, 2013 at 11:05 am

Would love to share Paris with my boys. Of course, I also see that the Jerusalem book is coming out now.

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10 Rosita August 16, 2013 at 11:43 am

I’d love to take my twin grandchildren to Barcelona, which is just up the coast from where my parents were born, and to Rome, because Italy is where my husband’s parents were born. (I also think that Harry and Bella need to write about a visit to China — because that is where my grandchildren’s maternal grandfather was born.)

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11 Lindsay/ Life by Lindsay August 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

Well my favorite cities are London and Paris, so I would choose those first, but OMG I want them all!!!

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12 Ronalee Duncan August 16, 2013 at 5:27 pm

would love to share Athens with the little ones.

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13 DEBIJOT August 16, 2013 at 7:06 pm

Edinburgh – He would like to find Nessie.

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14 Patricia August 16, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Paris (where I’ve always wanted to go)!

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15 Nicole Sender August 17, 2013 at 12:34 am

Edinburgh; family heritage and history would be a focus!

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16 Nicole Sender August 17, 2013 at 12:36 am

Edinburgh;researching family heritage and history would be an adventure!

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17 Kristie August 17, 2013 at 9:37 am

I think it would be neat to see Edinburgh.

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18 samantha wagner August 17, 2013 at 2:25 pm

I think venice would be so cool

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19 acmommy3 August 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Rome and Paris! How fun! I really like the idea behind these books. :-)

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20 mrsshukra August 17, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Paris would be really fun!

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21 mrsshukra August 17, 2013 at 9:02 pm

Bela and Harry books are cool. Paris would be really fun!

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22 Wehaf August 18, 2013 at 11:03 am

I would love to visit Barcelona!

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23 kathy stevenson August 18, 2013 at 5:27 pm

I would love to share Paris with them!

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24 Mia Dentice Carey August 18, 2013 at 6:39 pm

The Italian cites….Venice (& Rome)

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25 D Schmidt August 18, 2013 at 10:05 pm

I would love to share Let’s visit Dublin with my children

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26 online shopping in chennai August 19, 2013 at 6:11 am

Thanks for sharig this post, i really like the idea in this book…

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27 happymomc August 19, 2013 at 1:24 pm

Rome for sure would be exciting!

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28 Heather Hayes Panjon August 19, 2013 at 11:02 pm

Rome Is My Choice!

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29 Angela M. August 20, 2013 at 5:34 am

I’ve always wanted to go to Rome–it would be great to share the grand history of Rome with my little one!

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30 Terra Heck August 20, 2013 at 6:36 am

Barcelona
Thanks
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31 Denise L August 20, 2013 at 11:25 am

Barcelona – it’s on my bucket list. I’m a little jealous of Bella & Harry!

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32 Faye Brown August 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

“Let’s Visit Rome” would be my choice. I come from a multi-cultural family and on my mother’s side are both Italians and Irishmen. I’d love to be able to share more information, as well as learn more about either or both cultures with my children. Thank you for the opportunity! Many blessings.

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33 Krystal August 21, 2013 at 3:46 am

I’d choose Rome. But I’d also like to read Barcelona with her, because we’ve been there.

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34 Jayme Jordan August 22, 2013 at 10:28 am

Rome, All The Cities Look Adventurous.

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35 Jessica T August 22, 2013 at 1:32 pm

London for sure – love that city!

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36 Shari August 22, 2013 at 1:48 pm

Barcelona. I spent a month in Spain when I was in graduate school. Would be great to share part of that with my littles.

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37 Shelly Leatham August 24, 2013 at 4:02 am

Venice would be great to share with my munchkins!

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38 JoBeth August 25, 2013 at 4:10 am

France but Instanbul is interesting

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39 Allie August 26, 2013 at 10:25 am

I definitely would pick Rome

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40 Tabathia B August 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I would love to read about rome

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41 Jessica Wyatt August 27, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Rome…I’ve always wanted to go too!

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42 jeremy mclaughlin August 27, 2013 at 10:11 pm

I would love to read about Rome

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43 Ashley Pichon August 27, 2013 at 11:23 pm

Rome, we have family there!

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44 Teresa Thompson August 28, 2013 at 7:40 am

Let’s Visit Rome

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45 Nancy August 28, 2013 at 8:20 am

Our first stop would be London!

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46 Callee August 28, 2013 at 8:25 am

Edinburgh for sure!

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47 Jackie August 28, 2013 at 8:38 am

I would love to share Paris with my son.

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48 Natalie August 28, 2013 at 8:39 am

The trip to Loch Ness looks fun thank you

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49 Georgia Beckman August 28, 2013 at 9:00 am

I would most like to share with them about Athens & Cairo.

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50 Jennifer M August 28, 2013 at 10:09 am

the city of Edinburgh

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51 Connie Gruning August 28, 2013 at 11:22 am

Rome! It’s on the top of my bucket list!! I would love to take mine there…. but looks like books and dvd’s will have to suffice. Thank you for the chance!

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52 Debby Chandler August 28, 2013 at 11:31 am

Edinburgh is the place for me and the grand babies!

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53 Glenna F August 28, 2013 at 12:08 pm

Paris would be great.

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54 kemberley crosswhite August 28, 2013 at 12:09 pm

rome :) my son would love this!!!

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55 Helen August 28, 2013 at 12:14 pm

Athens, Rome and Venice

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56 Jennifer Aldridge August 28, 2013 at 12:21 pm

I’d love to share all of these travels with my child. First stop, Venice!

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57 Kimberly August 28, 2013 at 12:22 pm

I think I’d like to share the story of Rome with my little girl. There is so much history.

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58 Diana Hatch August 28, 2013 at 12:53 pm

My granddaughters and I would like to read about Rome

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59 Holly Storm-Burge August 28, 2013 at 1:27 pm

Venice! I have always wanted to go there and my son does too. I would love to introduce the city to my daughter. Thanks!

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60 meme August 28, 2013 at 1:46 pm

I would love to read the Edinburgh book with them so they can learn more about their heritage

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61 Dorothy Deakyne August 28, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Rome is nice

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62 Wendi August 28, 2013 at 3:55 pm

all of them but the one I would want to go to first is Barcelona

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63 shirley August 28, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Rome and Paris, for sure!

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64 Melissa B. August 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

I would love to share Edinburgh with my daughters.

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65 Darlene Owen August 28, 2013 at 5:37 pm

I would love Paris

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66 Staci A August 28, 2013 at 5:47 pm

We’d be excited to read about Rome!

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67 Becky VanGinkel August 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

Definitely Rome!!! My 10 year old son loves the movie Gladiators, and he has 3 different books on Rome. I would love for him to be able to see some of the places that he reads about! DJ is an avid reader and is in the top of the excellerated readers in his class!

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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68 Linda Petteys August 28, 2013 at 8:21 pm

I would love to share Edinburgh with my grandkids!

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69 Becky VanGinkel August 28, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Definitely Rome!! My 10 year old son loves the movie Gladiators, and he has 3 different books on Rome. I would love for him to be able to see some of the places that he reads about! DJ is an avid reader and is in the top of the excellerated readers in his class! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize for him :)

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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70 Becky VanGinkel August 28, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Definitely Rome!!! My 10 year old son loves the movie Gladiators, and he has 3 different books on Rome. I would love for him to be able to see some of the places that he reads about! DJ is an avid reader and is in the top of the excellerated readers in his class! Thanks for the chance to win this awesome prize for him :)

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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71 Becky VanGinkel August 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Definitely Rome!!! My 10 year old son loves the movie Gladiators, and he has 3 different books on Rome. I would love for him to be able to see some of the places that he reads about! DJ is an avid reader and is in the top of the excellerated readers in his class!

babydjs_mom@yahoo.com

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72 Julie August 28, 2013 at 9:28 pm

Paris that is where my little girl is wanting to go so bad ..

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73 wendy b August 28, 2013 at 10:13 pm

I would like to share Edinburgh because I’ve always wanted to travel there.

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74 Miz Vickik August 28, 2013 at 10:17 pm

Rome would be fun!

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75 Brigette Streeper August 28, 2013 at 11:22 pm

Athens would be interesting!

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76 Patty Broderick-White August 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

Rome for sure!!

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