From School Library Journal
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.