Larry Gets Lost in Chicago (illustrated by John Skewes and written by Michael Mullin and John Skewes) is not one of those mediocre stories.
I love this book. My kids love this book. Your Chicago kid will love this book too (hello, perfect holiday gift!).
Here's the basic premise. A little boy named Pete and his dog Larry set off sightseeing all over town. Larry gets hungry for a Chicago-style hot dog and ends up getting separated from Pete. They two end up criss-crossing the city in search of one another, taking in the sights along the way. I don't want to ruin the whole story for you so I will leave it at that.
The illustrations in the book are lovely. Your Chicago kid will be
thrilled to recognize some of his favorite spots around town. The Museum
of Science and Industry! North Avenue Beach! The Shedd Aquarium!
Finally -- an awesome Chicago book for your awesome Chicago kid.
Disclosure: I heard about this book and wanted to check it out
so I reached out to the author and requested a copy. The publisher sent
me a copy to review on Wee Windy City and well, here we are.