Larry Gets Lost in Chicagoby John Skewes
This time everyone's favorite wandering pooch blows through the Windy City with his owner Pete and Pete's family. After exploring the Magnificent Mile and scarfing down hot dogs at Navy Pier, the family boards a train at the railway station, losing sight of Larry when the hungr pup pursues a tasty snack... oh no! Will they ever be reunited? While Larry and his
This time everyone's favorite wandering pooch blows through the Windy City with his owner Pete and Pete's family. After exploring the Magnificent Mile and scarfing down hot dogs at Navy Pier, the family boards a train at the railway station, losing sight of Larry when the hungr pup pursues a tasty snack... oh no! Will they ever be reunited? While Larry and his family set out to find each other, learn about Chicago's landmarks and cultural attractions including the Art Institute, Wrigley Field, Lake Michigan, Lincoln Park Zoo, and the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Filled with bright colors and retro illustrations, this book will enchant young readers as they explore another bustling metropolitan center with the precocious little Larry.
Meet the Author
John Skewes is a professional illustrator living in Seattle. He began work as a product designer and character artist for Disney Consumer Products before leaving to start his own company, Retrodyne Industries in 2001. His clients include Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Fox, Pixar, and Simon & Schuster. As the creator and illustrator of the award-winning Larry Gets Lost™ children's book series, John has followed Larry from the southern tip of Texas to tiny Nome, Alaska, and been lost several times himself. He has illustrated over 20 children's books, including the Flintstones, Tom and Jerry, and Alvin and the Chipmunks.
Michael Mullin lives in LA, but grew up in New England, where all his sports allegiances remain. He is the author of the TaleSpins™ books for young adults: 8: The Previously Untold Story of the Previously Unknown 8th Dwarf, The Plight and Plot of Princess Penny, and the upcoming Jack'd.
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We originally purchased at a small bookstore downtown Chicago on a recent trip with our 2 and 5 year old. We love to read it and talk about the places we have been that are in the book and plan out what we want to see on our next trip. We recently ordered a copy as a birthday present for the kid's classmate who was going to be taking a trip there and the boy's mom commented how much he enjoyed the book and even the mom learned a few interesting things about Chicago that she didn't know.
This is a book for kids young and old. It's a story within a story, so if you don't want to learn about Chicago you can still enjoy it. "Larry" is a little dog that has a big adventure, all based around Chicago, with landmarks and buildings that are actually in the city. The author even puts information near each landmark that explains what it is or where in Chicago it's from. It's a great story for anyone who is interested in Chicago, travel, learning of another city, or seeing a city without actually travelling there!