Book 1: Bumbino The Italian Bumble Bee by Art Manno

The Italian American List: Learn more about Bumbino by reading these reviews and links to stores selling the book.

  1. ADIAMO Newspaper Jenna Capra/Jim Ciletti (Review)
  2. The Italian American Connection Catalog Rick Amico (Catalog) (Selling)
  3. Italian America magazine Miles Fisher Editor-in-Chief (Contest)
  4. Fra Noi Newspaper Paul Basile Editor (Review)
  5. The Italian Genealogy Group Barbara Cimino Larson Organizer/Leader (Rep.)
  6. All Things Italian Glass & Windows Store Joe Vergano (Selling) at Feast 12 books-Link
  7. Leonardo’s Italian Link- North Palm Beach Lori Samarin Organizer (Blog Site)
  8. Saverio’s Italian Restaurant Emily Cataldo (Selling in the Restaurant) and at Feast
  9. I NONNI Italian Restaurant Tom (Books-in-Store) (Selling)
  10. Italian Children’s Market Maria & Isabella (Video)-Link
  11. I Am Books Store Lisa/Nicola Orichuia Owner (Books-in-Store) (Selling)
  12. Pope (Gift)
  13. Arts Consortium of Carver County Member Literary Artist Profile
  14. Global Philadelphia   See the Book   About the Author
  15. Readers Favorite (Review)
  16. Italian Tribune (Review)
  17. Chanhassen Villager (Review)
  18. Paul Macchia & Son Website
  19. Embroidme Purchase Bumbino Hat or T-Shirt
  20. Brighter Days Grief Center (portion of proceeds donated to this organization from the sale of Bumbino Loses His Best Friend)

“Bumbino: The Italian Bumble Bee is an entertaining tale about a bumble bee making his way through an Italian forest, making friends and finding inner strength. The illustrations are beautifully done with bright colors that make the characters come alive. While the story is in English, Italian words are sprinkled throughout, in a way that children can understand. When reading to your children or grandchildren, you can have some fun learning words like “andiamo” and “Ciao”. The highlight of the book is the “Bee Attitudes” – lessons on how to live life as you grow up. -Lucille Keating

Bumbino for Teachers – Bee Attitudes Poster Available

Book 2: Bumbino Loses His Best Friend by Art Manno

Bumbino Loses His Best Friend

In Memory of Ruth Jones. Beloved daughter of Ben and Elizabeth Jones.

Brighter Day Grief Center