Dooley Bear Adventures Belize!

In this book of the award-winning Dooley Bear Adventures series, Dooley Bear travels to Belize. He explores the rainforest and the coral reef, eats authentic Belizean food, dances to Garifuna music and makes friends with the national animals of Belize.

 

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The author describes this book

"My son and I loved learning about Belize through Dooley’s experiences. We learned about a Tapir, a Toucan, Mayans, and what a Potlicker is! Can’t wait to see where he travels next!"

George and Danny Dyer, IN

Sample pages from this book

"The pictures support the story and provide opportunities to enhance the learning. The parent handbook really makes this book special. The author offers excellent questions such as "How many monkeys are there?" "Why do you think the monkey is reaching for the leaves?" "Can you point to a long branch?" "A short branch?" Not only does the story whisk you and your child away to the exotic country of Belize, it promotes thoughtful bonding and powerful learning opportunities."

Reviewer Academics' Choice CA, USA

Fun Facts

Black Orchid

The national flower of Belize is the black orchid. It grows on the limbs and trunks of large trees. They are endangered.

Photo credit to MyBeautifulBelize.com. Click for more information.

Black Orchid

Coral Reef

The 2nd longest coral reef in the world is in Belize. It is called the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef or the Great Mayan Reef. It is almost 700 miles long.

Photo credit AmbergrisCaye.com. Click for more information.

Coral Reef

Garifuna Culture

A group of people living in villages in Belize, Honduras and Guatemala who are a mix of Island Carib and African ancestry. Music is a big part of their culture and their main instruments are drums, maracas and turtle shells.

Photo credit to Belize.com. Click for more information.

Garifuna Culture

Jaguar

Belize has one of the largest populations of jaguars in Central America because it is a protected animal. They can grow as long as 6 feet and weigh 100 – 250 pounds.

Photo credit Hillsbalfour.com. Click for more information.

Jaguar

Mahogany Tree

The national tree of Belize is the mahogany tree. It can grow up to 150 feet tall and can be 10 – 12 feet wide

Photo credit MyBelize.net. Click for more information.

Mahogany Tree

Mayan Ruin

These are buildings, temples and debris left over from great stone cities that Maya people lived in from approximately 2000 BC until 900 AD. They are located mostly in Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Honduras.

Click here to read more about the Mayan ruins in Belize.

Mayan Ruin

Potlicker

In Belize, people call their dogs “potlickers”. This is because in the past, the dogs were not fed dog food. Instead, they were given pots to lick clean.

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Potlicker

Tapir

The national animal of Belize is the tapir. It is also called a “mountain cow”. Tapirs like to eat leaves, sticks, berries, and grasses. Most of them can grow to be about 6 feet long and weigh between 550 and 600 pounds!

Photo credit AmbergrisCaye.com. Click for more information.

Tapir

Toucan

The national bird of Belize is the keel-billed toucan. Toucans like to eat lots of fruit like figs, guavas and oranges but they will also eat bugs and snakes. The average toucan is 18 inches long with the bill being about 5 inches long!

Photo credit AmbergrisCaye.com. Click for more information.

Toucan

Dooley Bear and Bob the Potlicker

Here is a photo of Bob the potlicker and Dooley Bear hanging out in Belize together.

Dooley Bear and Bob the Potlicker

Where is Belize?

Belize is located in Central America. Just below Mexico.

Photo credit CahalPech.com

Where is Belize?

Flag of Belize

The flag of Belize was adopted on September 21, 1981.

Photo credit Wikipedia. Click here for more information.

Flag of Belize

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Parent Handbooks

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Other books in the series

Dooley Bear has been very busy traveling the world in search of fun, friends and food! Check out all of Dooley Bear's adventures in the other books available in this series. Where do you think he will go next?

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