Larry Gets Lost in New York City
I am off to New York for a couple of days, packing my copy of A Walk in New York, Up & Down New York and This is New York, my official travel guides to the big city.
I am leaving plenty of room in my luggage to bring back souvenirs because New York City is home to one of the world’s greatest children’s books store, (the name fits the title too) Books of Wonder (www.booksofwonder.com). They have a wonderful collection of newly published books and classics from your childhood, plus rare and out-of-print editions. I spend most of my time there drooling over their collection of original illustrations and prints signed by children’s book artists. If you find your sugar level dropping after spending hours exploring their bookshelves, step next door (literally the bookstore and the bakery are connected) for a cupcake or two or three. So many things makes the Books of Wonders one of the world’s greatest children’s bookstore and cupcakes is just the icing on top. Keep reading…
While I am gone, I leave you with one last look at New York City with Larry Gets Lost in New York City. This is one in a series of Larry Gets Lost books, travel guides for kids from a dog’s perspective (Larry) created by illustrator John Skewes and author Michael Mullin.
It’s easy to get lost in New York City; Larry is separated from his family while vacationing in New York. Follow Larry as he searches all five boroughs for his family; finally reuniting with them on top of the Empire State Building after an adventurous and exhausting day. Scattered along the way are tidbits of information about famous landmarks and attractions. It’s a modern look at the city, with retro stylized art that reminds me of Saturday morning cartoons (not surprising since Skewes was a former artist and designer for Disney).
Check out what other cities Larry gets lost on his blog larrygetslost.wordpress.com
Larry Gets Lost in New York City, a children’s book review by Thao Lam
Author Michael Mullin
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Illustrator John Skewes
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Publisher Sasquatch Books (April 13, 2010)