On the Loose in Boston

on-the-loose-in-boston.jpgToday, Sheri shares a review of Sage Stossel’s On the Loose in Boston: A Find-The-Animals Book. Read on for Sheri’s review, as well as to learn how to be one of three winners to receive a copy of On the Loose in Boston:

“Born and raised a Bostonian, it can be hard to find new books that capture the essence of Boston as well as Make Way for Ducklings does, but Sage Stossel’s new book On the Loose in Boston is one book for Bostonians to take a good, close look at.
And to clarify, I mean a very good, very close look since in this book the game is to locate many creatively hidden animals on every page. You see, the Franklin Park Zoo animals are wandering through Boston causing all kinds of mischief. Stossel entices the reader using pen and watercolor illustrations to create a visual essence that is Boston in all its glory. Not only are the illustrations awesome, Stossel engages the reader with challenging searches for the Franklin Park Zoo animals artistically hidden among her drawings, and she entertains us with a rhyming plot that tickles the tongue with wonderful vocabulary.

My eight-year-old Trey and I sat down to read this book at bedtime the other night only to find that we became captured by the search challenges and could not put the book away until every last zoo animal was found. This book is a fantastic gift for Bostonians and visitors alike as it features all the hot Boston spots that you know and love. The details Stossel uses in her illustrations are amazing and my son said that he loved the “great views.” Trey’s excitement as he said, “We’ve been there!” at every page turn was priceless. This book could easily provide hours of entertainment at home or in the car and even includes a website where children can make their own Boston comic book.

As a teacher and mother I have bought many books and continue to search for books that can entertain beyond one reading. Sage Stossel’s book On the Loose in Boston could easily do that!"

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Congrats to winners Amy, Ngan, & Heidi!
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Now, want to be one of three winners to receive a copy of On the Loose in Boston? Here’s how:

  • Visit the On the Loose in Boston web site, then email contests@bostonmamas.com (with ‘On the Loose in Boston’ in the subject), and name an animal that's hiding at the Snack Stop restaurant.

  • One entry permitted per person; US entrants welcome to enter.

  • Entry period closes at midnight EST, Saturday, June 27, 2009.

    *Three lucky winners (drawn at random using Random.org) each will receive a copy of On the Loose in Boston.