Synopses & Reviews
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.
"The storys 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. Taking a romp through the city doesn't have to be exhausting just add it to your bedtime story ritual!"
"With a jaunty narrative in rhyme and brightly colored illustrations of many fabulous sights of the famous city by the bay, Larry Gets Lost in San Francisco covers more facts and fabulous finds about SF than would seem possible... a perfect travelogue of San Francisco for children ages 3-6."
The Midwest Book Review
"Our adorable little pooch Larry gets lost in San Francisco and how fun it is to witness his misadventures in this beautiful city by the bay. 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!"
The Sacramento Book Review
"If you are heading off to the big cities of San Francisco, New York or Seattle (or just wish you were), you might want to join Larry, who stars in his own nonfiction travel series entitled Larry Gets Lost.” These wonderful, easy-reading books for children of all ages highlights many of the wonderful things to do and see while travelling to these cities. Both armchair and actual travelers will relish getting lost with Larry."
The Bulletin (Bend, OR)
In this new adventure, Larry, after chasing down a donut, loses his owners and stops by San Franciscos landmarks and cultural attractions on his quest to find them. Filled with candy-colored retro illustrations, this lively book gives children a dogs-eye view of the City by the Bay. Larry hits all the highlights: the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, Coit Tower, Ghirardelli Square, Fisherman's Wharf, Chinatown, AT&T Park, Mission Dolores, and the historic Cliff House overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Sidebar entries add to the story, offering factoids about each of the places the peripatetic pooch visits.
About 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.