Larry enjoys traveling with his family across the country. But everywhere he goes, whether it’s Los Angeles, New York or San Francisco, Larry always seems to get lost. Larry, a cute little dog, and his owner Pete and Pete’s parents are the subject of a delightful children’s travel book to be published next week: Larry Gets Lost in the Twin Cities.
Larry the dog loves travel, but true to form, when he arrives in the Twin Cities he is separated from Pete. The ensuing adventure to become reunited with his family takes the reader on a tour of all the key sites across Minneapolis and St. Paul. In St. Paul, Pete looks for Larry at the State Capitol, Summit Avenue, and amongst the Peanuts statues in Rice Park, while Larry wanders to Minneapolis all the while visiting places such as Foshay Tower and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. He even rides a boat through the Upper St. Anthony Falls Lock and Dam. As each character travels from site to site, the book shares interesting trivia, such as when Minnesota became a state and facts about Twin Cities notables such as F. Scott Fitzgerald and Garrison Keillor.
Larry Gets Lost in the Twin Cities is written and illustrated by John Skewes, who has also written nine other Larry Gets Lost titles highlighting other cities such as New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Seattle, where he lives and works. As an illustrator and product designer, he has worked for clients such as Mattel and Walt Disney Company. Michael Mullin, a writer in Los Angeles, is the co-author of several of the Larry Gets Lost titles, including the Twin Cities. If you have a little traveler in your family, I would recommend the book. I don’t think I’m giving away anything by letting you know there’s a happy reunion at the end of the story, yet the pup’s travelogue covers many of our cities’ most well-loved attractions.