Larry and Friends
Larry and Friends
Larry and Friends is a captivating story about immigration and integration told in both English and Spanish language versions.
The protagonist, Larry the Dog, is a juggler from Brooklyn and his friends are a diverse set of animals from all over the world. The story recounts why the characters end up relocating to New York City, how they became friends with Larry and how life has taught them a thing or two.
Larry and Friends is primarily a book for children, but its spirit, aesthetic and subject matter will appeal to readers of all ages to be read for both pleasure and food for thought. The tale is truly inspiring; through their life stories, the whimsical characters bring forth the brightest possibilities of the human spirit.
What People are saying about Larry and Friends
”I want to use your book to help my students learn about diversity. I am half Mexican, half German, I know what it’s like being part of the American melting pot.” -Pilar Dexter, New York
”Your book looks so beautifully illustrated, but what I love the most is the premise behind it. I want to give it to my 8-year-old sister in Boston. It's a really great message and story.” -Saul Guanipa, New York
”I LOVE this story, I feel the topic of "immigration" and "integration" is a very important one to teach our children!... To accept that we all can be friends, no matter our origins (at the end of the day this is OUR WORLD!!!)” -Cara Carmina, Montreal
”Larry and Friends shows how even though you are from a different country, place, if you speak a different language or if you do a different profession that you can always be friends with someone, and differences is what make us stronger and what hold us together.” -Lila May Wachtelhausen, (10 year old) New York
”What a great concept... I love your illustrations and I can't wait to be able to share this book with my kids.” - Nick and Coleen, Portland Or
”I can't wait to have the actual book in my hands and add it to our child's library (who will make a debut May 2014!)” - Cindy Ross, Vermont