It’s the last of our Merry Mondays giveaways for the season and today we’re giving away a copy of the new children’s book, Larry Gets Lost in Philadelphia. In this latest book in the children’s travel series written and illustrated by Michael Mullen and John Skewes, Larry goes on vacation with his pal Pete and Pete’s family in our hometown of Philadelphia. Larry gets lost while trying to score some cheesesteak scraps on the ground in South Philly. Along the way to find Pete, Larry discovers some of Philly’s best cultural and landmark gems.
This is an adorable book with really cute illustrations and great information about some of our city’s incredible historical sites and landmarks. What I really love about this book is the many ways you can read it. You can read the story of Larry’s adventures to find Pete straight through or you can stay on each page and read a bit more detail about each of the Philly attractions. This is such a great way to give kids who are a little older (or willing to sit still) some additional background and historical information about our landmarks and sights. I also really love how many great sights and real Philly attractions are mentioned in the book like the Philadelphia Zoo, the art Museum steps, Boathouse Row, and even the Market Frankford Line. It’s a cute little book with lots of great local information about our wonderful city!
Now one lucky phillyfun4kids reader can win a copy of this book too! Just enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win. Giveaway ends on Dec. 30th. Good luck!
About the Authors/Illustrator:
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(TM) 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 has written books, magazine articles, and scripts for film and TV. He is also the co-author of several Larry Gets Lost titles. He lives in Los Angeles.
Disclosure: I received two copies of Larry Gets Lost in Philadelphia (one for me to review and one to giveaway to one lucky readers!). As always all opinions expressed about how great it is to learn more about all that Philadelphia has to offer through an adorable children’s story are our own.