How many letters do you see around you? All 26 and then some is the answer in this gorgeous picture book that teaches little ones the alphabet during a journey through Seattle. The tour guides are everyone's favorite excitable pooch, Larry, and his owner, Pete. This new entry in the popular Larry Gets Lost series finds the plucky duo experiencing all that the Emerald City has to offer. They visit the Seattle Aquarium, the Woodland Park Zoo, and Lake Union, and learn about houseboats and hydroplanes, geoducks and viaducts, even evergreens and coffee! Bright colors, witty retro illustrations, and two endearing hosts make this an entertaining way for children who are visiting or live in Seattle to learn the alphabet.
Whether they’re riding the monorail, cruising along Alaskan Way or floating by houseboats and hydroplanes, Larry and Pete are teaching our Littles there are letters to be found everywhere, and of course, U is indeed for umbrella. Larry Gets Lost creator and illustrator John Skewes and author Robert Schwartz are both Northwest residents, which is obvious in this familiar and fun look at all our glorious city has to offer. Red Tricycle
One of the best ABC books about Seattle around... [Seattle ABC] is short, sweet and pure eye candy. The best kind of treat of all. Seattle magazine
Take a trip around Seattle with Pete and his dog Larry. When Larry gets lost, he runs through Pike Place Market and the Seattle Center, past the Fremont Troll, leaps onto a tugboat, and finds Pete, just in time to go through the Ballard Locks. Travel for Kids Seattle
Seattle ABC: A Larry Gets Lost Book by John Skewes