Book Spotlight: Chicago Treasure- Larry Broutman/Rich Green/John Rabias

Chicago Treasure Cover (1)


Chicago has many treasures. The Magnificent Mile and Wrigley Field, wonderful public art and parks, beautiful bridges and skylines. But the true heart and the real treasure of the city are its children.

Little Red Riding Hood (1)

This book is devoted to Chicago’s children. Come along as they travel to worlds within worlds, becoming storybook characters who follow the Yellow Brick Road, sip tea in Wonderland, tame a tiger, live in a shoe, climb a magic beanstalk to bring home a golden-egg-laying hen, turn a frog into a prince, meet fairies and dragons.

Polly Put the Kettle On (1)

Continue as they step into painted canvases to inhabit scenes from other times and places. After climbing down from those framed worlds, they explore the city, high-fiving the victorious Chicago Bears, joining penguins at the theater, and leaping across State Street Bridge aboard African impalas.

The kids are the story. The book is their adventure. Its door swings open. . .

Goldilocks (1)

Chicago Treasure

By Larry Broutman, Rich Green, and John Rabias

Available for purchase at:

Everything Goes Media


Price: $35

Publisher: Lake Claremont Press: A Chicago Joint

ISBN: 978-1-893121-79-9

Page Count: 168 pp.

Format: Hardcover, 9.25″ x 10.25″


Picture a place where any kid can dive into a storybook and become the main character, step into a painting at a museum for a closer look, or ride a bear to Soldier Field. By digitally imposing photographs of diverse children, many of whom are preschool students at the Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled, into fairytale illustrations, classic works of art, and iconic urban scenes, Chicago Treasure creates a whimsical world as rich as a child’s imagination. Accompanying the memorable images are clever original poems and playful newspaper articles from the “Chicago Pretender” that tell fresh, condensed versions of classic stories like Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, The Three Little Pigs, The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, and The Old Woman Who Lived in the Shoe.


Hansel and Gretel (1)

Giveaway information: No giveaway, but readers can receive a 15% discount on their entire order at Everything Goes Media ( with couple code CTBLOG15.

Young King Cole (1)

All author proceeds go to The Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Disabled and Access Living Chicago, nonprofit organizations who provide services to families living with disability.

Little Boy Blue (1)


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