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The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo (series)
Valerie Van Ballaer
Are you ready to delve into a fun and exciting travel adventure? George and Paolo hop on a Vespa to explore the wonders of Italy, traveling through Venice, Bologna, Pisa, Florence, Siena, Rome, and the Amalfi Coast. From riding a gondola in Venice to having delicious gelato at the Amalfi coast, follow their adventure and learn about the incredible sites in Italy along the way.
If you like Lonely Planet Kids' City Trails books, then you'll enjoy The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo. Kids will enjoy learning about Italy's many wonders. This book is perfect for kids who have traveled to, are planning to travel to, or are simply interested in Italy.
About The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo series: These books are based on the author's own travel experiences in these countries, with checklists of the top recommended things to do in each city. With so many travel guides and books for adults, from Lonely Planet to Rough Guides, these illustrated travel books are specifically for kids to enjoy learning about these countries in a fun and artistic way.
About the Author
Valerie is an illustrator & writer who has created a unique kids travel book series called "The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo". On top of this Valerie is a freelance graphic & web designer @vvbdesign, marathon runner, and traveler, born in Belgium, raised in Thailand. Follow her on Instagram for insights and to stay up to date on her latest books and adventures.
"When in doubt, travel with kids! And come to Italy... of course. The first thing to pack is this super cute travel guide! My kids loved it. Follow Valerie Van Ballaer and discover how amazing this young lady is!!" - tips4italiantrips.com blog
"The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo, Italy from Valerie Van Ballaer. This is the first book in the series of the adventures of George and Paolo. George the goose, Paolo the puppy is off on a Vespa to adventure through Italy, sightseeing all the tourist's spots that everyone loves to see. Can't wait to see what other adventures they get up too." - kids.books.we.love blog
"Traveling on a budget? Read a book! Instant transportation to anywhere in the world, anywhere in the *universe* actually! Highlighting today's self-published feature: The first in a mini travel series "The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo: Italy" by Valerie Van Ballaer @vvbdesign. Ever dreamed of traveling to Italy? Join George and Paolo as they transport you to all the famous sites and best attractions of this vibrant country! Flip through this mini travel guide to spark the adventurer in you! Check out @vvbdesign for more travel adventures!" - Mai Story Book
"How do you keep the kids entertained on your travels? We love a good book and if it's got a travel theme, even better! I was so happy to receive The Travel Adventures of George and Paolo through Italy, by Valerie Van Ballaer, an ebook is so much easier when we're on the road and as we're heading to Italy on our European adventure, this one is perfect. Piper loved learning about places we're planning to visit and it gave her a few new ideas for where she wanted to go. The book contains checklists for the main two characters, a goose named George and a puppy named Paolo for each city with some informative ideas like "explore the Campo dei Miracoli" in Pisa and fun suggestions like "eat spaghetti Bolognese" in Bologna which really made her giggle. It's beautifully illustrated and they have other locations such as Thailand and Mexico if you're planning a trip further afield. There are also hard copies available to order if you prefer." - Are We There Yet Kids blog
“Venice - George and Paolo’s Travel Checklist: 1. Ride a Gondola 2. Explore Piazza San Marco 3. Buy Venetian Masks 4. See the Ponte dell’ Accademia and Ponte di Rialto. Built on many small islands, canals replace streets and boats replace cars, explore the narrow winding streets of Venice.”