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Larry Gets Lost in San Francisco

Written by John SkewesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by John Skewes and Michael MullinAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Michael Mullin
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Follow the fun adventures of the dog Larry, who after chasing down a donut, loses his owners and travels around the city's landmarks and cultural attractions before reuniting with his family. Filled with candy-colored retro illustrations, this book provides children with a dog's eye view of the City by the Bay. Among Larry's stops are such classic locations as Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, AT&T Park, Mission Dolores, and Cliff House. Sidebar entries add to the story, offering factoids about the places Larry visits.


“Candy-colored retro illustrations accompany a rhyming account of the adventures of Larry, a lost pooch, as he traverses through our City by the Bay’s fabulous landmarks and cultural attractions. The easy-to-follow story is complemented by clever geography and history trivia, making Larry’s mis-adventures the perfect teaching tool before or during a jaunt into the city. Lucky for us, Larry’s owners aren’t so leash-savvy, so we can get a dog’s-eye view of Los Angeles, Seattle, New York City, Chicago, and Texas, too.”
—Melanie Heimburg, Dandelion

“The story's colorful, retro-inspired illustrations bring the beloved city highlights to life, and make them seem magical again even to a jaded city kid who walks past them every day.”
Red Tricycle
“Taking a romp through the city doesn¹t have to be exhausting - just add it to your bedtime story ritual!”
Red Tricycle
“These wonderful, easy-reading books for children of all ages highlights many of the wonderful things to do and see while traveling to these cities. Both armchair and actual travelers will relish getting lost with Larry.”
—Cheryl Weems, Deschutes Public Library system, Bend Bulletin
“Informative tidbits coupled with the rhyming words of Michael Mullin make it a more enjoyable and educational read. Being lost and searching has never been this much fun, and in the end Larry and his owner Pete reunite to drive back home exhausted from all the excitement. They also take with them the promise of yet another cool adventure the next day.”
—Kaye Cloutman, Sacramento Book Review

“This is a first-rate lost and found journey. The book also offers stunningly bright retro-cartoon style illustrations, often from the perspective of Larry the dog that will appeal to all preschoolers.”
Park Ridge Library

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