Book Title: The Adventures of Lefty & Righty: The Windy City by Lori Orlinsky
Category: Children's Fiction (Ages 3-7), 38 pages
Genre: Children's Picture Book
Publisher: Mascot Books
Release date: Mar 7, 2023
Content Rating: G for everyone.
Do you ever wonder what happens to socks that get lost in the dryer? Join Lefty and Righty for the adventure of a lifetime as they sneak out of the laundry room with a destination in mind: a White Sox game! But with so much to do in The Windy City, will they make it to the game in time? Through their fun-filled day, they’ll discover the sights, sounds—and even the tastes—of Chicago, all while encountering a few surprises along the way!
Review: This is the story of two socks that fall out of the dryer and stow away in a pair of jeans to take a tour of the Windy City. What adventures await them?
A ride on the train. A hot dog with all the trimmings. A trip to Soldier Field and Field Museum. Take a ride on a water taxi and take in the pier at the top of the wheel. See a dinosaur and see a penguin. But, wait. You can’t visit Bean Town without seeing the Bean.
“White Sox vs. Cubs, it was off to the races. Who’d hit the most balls and run the most bases?”
“Their day had been fun—absolutely perfection.”
Loved the illustrations! They were so comical and adorable. I liked the sketchy renditions and the animated expressions. They just came alive for you.
Filled with fun rhymes and colorful scenery, this book is just fun and a pure joy. It’s like you’re right there with these guys in all the excitement. But it seemed this book also kind of serves as a simple travel guide—an inspiration to check out the Windy City, where there is so much to see and do…apparently.
“Lefty and Righty each gave a small grin, exciting for their next day out to begin.”
A nice read and a great exploration of a new world. An excellent book and highly recommended for kids. Where would the next adventure take Lefty and Righty?
Rating: 5 stars
Award-winning children’s book author Lori Orlinsky lives in. . . you guessed it . . . Chicago! Lori is the mother of three little ladies, who are small but mighty. At 5’1”, she wishes her children’s picture book, Being Small (Isn’t So Bad After All), was around when she was growing up. Lori also wrote The Tooth Fairy’s Tummy Ache and Balloons for Tiger. Her latest book, The Adventures of Lefty and Righty: The Windy City, was inspired by her daily struggle to find matching socks when they come out of the dryer.
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