A Find-the-Animals Children's Book

On the Loose in Boston has been selected by Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for his Suggested Youth Reading List

t-ride by sage stossel

ALSO AVAILABLE: T-Ride, A colorful and exciting ride on the Boston T Subway for the Littlest Explorers.
Order from Amazon. Print out MBTA coloring pages. Visit the companion T-Ride web site.

On the Loose New York City
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On the Loose Philadelphia
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On the Loose in Washington, D.C.
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About On the Loose in Boston

on the loose in boston

With simple rhymes and colorful, highly detailed images, cartoonist Sage Stossel creates a "Where's Waldo?"-style hit, setting animals free from Franklin Park Zoo and challenging children to find them in settings from Faneuil Hall, to the Esplanade, to Fenway Park. Children will have a ball helping the keeper find a rhinoceros in the North End, a koala bear in Chinatown, and a penguin on Boston Common. Over 100 animals are hiding cleverly in beloved Beantown settings.

on the loose in bostonReview at Boston Mamas.com:
"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." Read more...

Recommended by Mommy Nearest Boston as one of "10 Books All Boston Kids Should Have on Their Shelves"
"One of the best books in the interactive "find-the-animals" genre happens to be set in Boston. An Atlantic magazine cartoonist, Stossel's illustrations are elegant, colorful and highly detailed, making it extra fun for kids (and grown-ups) to find the animals that have been set loose from the Franklin Park Zoo only to hide throughout the city."


on the loose in bostonTry coloring in some of the scenes from On the Loose in Boston. In the book, these pages are in full color, but the versions here are black and white so you can print and color them however you like:--

Fenway | The North End | The Esplanade | The Museum of Fine Arts | Sleeping tiger cub | Franklin Park Zoo entrance | Animals having fun in Boston | More animals (and the zookeeper)

Or, try your hand at animal mazes, a Boston Quiz, a zoo animal wordfind, or a Boston word jumble...

Oh, Dear!

on the loose in bostonA lion, a zebra, a turtle, a white bird, a hippo, a snake,
and a prairie dog decided to take a break from the book and go
get something to eat. Can you find them at the Snack Stop restaurant?...

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