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Travels with Charlie: Way Out West Hardcover – Bargain Price, April 20, 2006

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Grade 1-3–Wandering mutt Charlie travels west through the United States, tying together a visual search-and-find for geographical icons and historical trivia. Colorful cartoon images dot a loosely drawn state map for each stop, and readers are encouraged to find the locations and the elusive pup in each one. An introduction to state geography for younger children and a simplification of information for older students, the format nevertheless entertains with maps of 12 states and some unusual highlights. Looking for space aliens in Roswell, NM? Charlie finds them, in addition to the Ichthyosaur Paleontologic Monument in Nevada and the London Bridge in Arizona. While it is difficult to pinpoint exact locations, a fact box fills in questions about some sites. State flags and a state locator on a U.S. map accompany each spread, and questions appear in a large font surrounded by plenty of white space. A nice addition for general-interest reading.–Mary Elam, Forman Elementary School, Plano, TX
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About the Author

Miles Backer hates to travel. But from the comfort of his armchair in Topeka, Kansas, he has become a virtual world traveler, having amassed a collection of over six hundred travel brochures and atlases. The inspiration for this book came from his extensi

Chuck Nitzberg has lived and worked in New York City since graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1975. He enjoys vintage music and traveling, particularly to the beach! This is Chuck's first foray into the world of children's books.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Blue Apple Books (April 20, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1593541341
  • ASIN: B000W7F9OS
  • Product Dimensions: 10.1 x 0.4 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,109,805 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon has once again got the age group wrong on a kids' book. I hope this won't

deter anyone from the buying this book. It definitely is not for the 9-12. My six

year old grandchild was recently introduced to two of the three books in the series while taking a long car trip and it saved the day. First she spent her time searching for Charlie the dog who is hidden on every page spread. Then we looked for places that she had been. She was particularly interested in California as she lives there. But then she found other places where she had been like the Space Needle and Las Vegas and also the Statue of Liberty from one of the other books.

If the adult has any interest in travelling and/or geography or just hoping to broaden the scope of the child' world, this book will be fun for them also. It can also be a learning experience for them. I hope the duo does one for the midwest also, where I am from.

A note to the author & illustrator. She would be very disappointed if the St. Louis

arch and Chicago and the Green Bay Packers stadium were missing.
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I picked this up from the discontinued sale rack at our library. My son is only 2 years old, but *loves* this book. He asks for it nearly every night. Always "Texas first". He now pronounces 'Hevada', 'New Mesisco', 'Colorado' and more. He pickes states from the map, then we go to that page. We're working on finding stars that mark the state capitols.

Now I'm searching for the rest of the series. I only gave it 4 stars because I find the pictures too cartoonish and the text boring for the adult. I do like the facts on the sidebar. It gives the parent a reading alternative.
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