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Larry Gets Lost in New York City (Larry Gets Lost)
Follow Larry as he ping-pongs around New York City, hitting all five boroughs in a day, and the places and things that make the city what it is today—from Times Square, Wall Street, and Radio City Music Hall to Coney Island, Madison Square Garden, and Central Park. Along the way he loses Pete and his family in the city's famous subway system. Finally after an exha ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published March 2nd 2010 by Little Bigfoot
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Read this in Bryant park while trying to keep clear of a pigeon cooing aggressively at another one and circling my reading space / i thought this was gonna be a story of a boy n his dog exploring NYC but turns out the dog gets LOST honestly is that kind of trauma appropriate / lots of superlatives and tidbits e.g. Did you know radio city music hall is the largest indoor theater in the world?
"Larry Gets Lost In New York City" is a children's picture book that works perfectly as an introduction to the culture and history of NYC. There are two stories within the book. There is the story of Larry, the dog, who is parted with his owner, Pete, at the train station. Readers will follow Larry on his mission to find Pete, and will also explore the hustle and bustle specific to NYC. There is also a running commentary written as captions giving facts about the city's most well-known landmarks ...more
My favorite in the series so far, the bold colors and graphic jumbles of illustrations reminded me of the Big Apple. This book somehow organizes the important sights and sounds of the city into something manageable for kids, and adds a fun layer of story too. Cute illustrations with adequate rhyming text. Teacher resources included.
There are some really cute illustrations in this, and I enjoyed our tour of New York. I hate to see any little dog get lost, and his travels were a bit unrealistic - several of the sites were presented in such a way as to make them seem like they're right next to each other, when in fact they're across the island. Not that spacial accuracy is what this book is going for, but it was one comment I had. I did like that the little boy found the dog in the end, but I wish the story could be told with ...more
Michael Mullin is a native New Englander living in Pasadena. He is Founder and CEO of Gemiknight Press, which currently publishes his own work and his collaborations, but is moving toward accepting submissions. The company's flagship title is "TaleSpins," a trilogy of alternative fairy tales and retellings for YA readers. Michael is also author of "Simon," a modern-day retelling of Hamlet that won ...moreMore about Michael Mullin...
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