Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WILD & WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY: Larry Loves... by John Skewes


ABOUT THE BOOK

Just like the locals, Larry the pup loves the Freedom Trail, Public Garden, Fenway Park, Bunker Hill Monument, Faneuil Hall, and many of the other sites and sounds of Boston. This board book based on the popular Larry Gets Lost in Boston features vibrant retro illustrations of this great American city and the perpetually lost pup, Larry.

REVIEW

Larry is an adorable red-nosed dog that likes to run away from his pal, Pete and explore the world around him.  In this cute board book, Larry is exploring some of the historical sites in Boston, Massachusetts.  He passes along the Freedom Trail, Feneuil Hall along with the Samuel Adams statue, The Old State House, Old North Church, and other significant places in the city.  My favorite was his stop at the Public Garden where the duck statues from McCloskey's Make Way for Ducklings are located.  Meanwhile, Pete search for his buddy and the reader follow's Larry's cute figure throughout the story. This board book is a fun way to introduce the preschool set to the idea of place and to history.



ABOUT THE BOOK

Just like the locals, Larry the pup loves the Washington Monument, the Lincoln Memorial, the National Air and Space Museum, the White House, and many of the other sites and sounds of Washington, DC. This board book based on the popular Larry Gets Lost in Washington, DC, features vibrant retro illustrations of this great American city and the perpetually lost pup, Larry.

REVIEW

Larry, an adorable little pup, once again escapes his boy, Pete, to explore a famous city.  Traveling through many of the sites that D.C. is best known for (including memorials, museums, and the White House).  In my opinions, one of the funnest aspects of this series is the opportunity to find where Larry is lurking in each picture, creating a search and find part to the story, sure to be enjoyed by the youngest listeners.  There is plenty here to look at and discuss with young children. 


1 comment:

  1. These are so cute! Thanks for sharing! I'll have to see if our library has them so I can read them to my kids.

    Dena @ Batch of Books

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