Friday, 12 June 2015

Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea by John Skewes and Eric Ode (Sasquatch Books)

Larry gets Lost Under the Sea

Written by John Skewes

Illustrated by Eric Ode

Published by Sasquatch Books

Larry loves Pete and Pete and Larry love nothing better than a day out at the beach but when Larry's curiosity gets the better of him, the plucky little pup finds himself whisked away on a sub-aquatic adventure!

In "Larry Gets Lost Under the Sea", Larry finds himself in a swirling world of seaweed and sealife as the story unfolds and Larry finds out more about life on and under the ocean waves.

Larry is eventually picked up by a passing diver. His maritime adventures are only just beginning though as Larry stows away in a submarine and sees the gigantic life that lives in the darkest depths of the ocean.

John and Eric have come up with something rather unique here. A fab and exciting story for little ones that also mixes a good dose of interesting ocean-going facts into the story's text as Larry dives and swims, and finds himself whisked away by submarine to the briny deep. Will Larry ever make it back to Pete?

What a cool little book - it took us completely by surprise, and we love the novel approach of mixing fact and fiction in this way. We'll be keeping a very close eye on Sasquatch's books from now on, I've got a feeling that they're going to be as massive a hit over here as they are in the U.S.

Charlotte's best bit: Larry scuttling into a submarine to check out the whales and the giant squids!

Daddy's Favourite bit: A fabulous idea, mixing a brilliant and exciting story (and with GORGEOUS artwork to boot) with facts for curious kids to follow up on. Brilliant!

(Kindly sent to us for review by GMC / Sasquatch Books)