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Seattle ABC

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Seattle ABC

By John Skewes (Illustrator); John Skewes; Robert Schwartz

Sasquatch Books, Hardcover, 9781570615900, 32pp.

Publication Date: March 31, 2009

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Description

How many letters do you see around you? All 26 and then some is the answer in this gorgeous picture book that teaches little ones the alphabet during a journey through Seattle. The tour guides are everyone's favorite excitable pooch, Larry, and his owner, Pete. This new entry in the popular Larry Gets Lost series finds the plucky duo experiencing all that the Emerald City has to offer. They visit the Seattle Aquarium, the Woodland Park Zoo, and Lake Union, and learn about houseboats and hydroplanes, geoducks and viaducts, even evergreens and coffee! Bright colors, witty retro illustrations, and two endearing hosts make this an entertaining way for children who are visiting or live in Seattle to learn the alphabet.



About the Author
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. Robert Schwartz helped create the best-selling line of Wacky Wobbler toys. He lives in Edmonds, WA.


Praise For Seattle ABC

Whether they’re riding the monorail, cruising along Alaskan Way or floating by houseboats and hydroplanes, Larry and Pete are teaching our Littles there are letters to be found everywhere, and of course, U is indeed for umbrella. Larry Gets Lost creator and illustrator John Skewes and author Robert Schwartz are both Northwest residents, which is obvious in this familiar and fun look at all our glorious city has to offer.
Red Tricycle

One of the best ABC books about Seattle around... [Seattle ABC] is short, sweet and pure eye candy. The best kind of treat of all.
Seattle magazine

Take a trip around Seattle with Pete and his dog Larry. When Larry gets lost, he runs through Pike Place Market and the Seattle Center, past the Fremont Troll, leaps onto a tugboat, and finds Pete, just in time to go through the Ballard Locks.
Travel for Kids Seattle 

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