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Charlie goes exploring...
May 26, 2015
My husband and I are planning our yearly kid-free vacation. As much as we love our kids we need some "us" time, so every year we plan a 3 or 4 day vacation to our favourite spot. The kids are super-excited to be spending the time with Nan and Pop, but they are a little anxious about us leaving. "Charlie the Cavalier Travels the World" is the perfect story to share with my children before we go on vacation.
"Charlie the Cavalier Travels the World" tells the story of Charlie and adorable little puppy who goes on a trip around the world. He leaves his favourite human Lilly behind while he explores the world. Travel the world with Charlie as he discovers exciting landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Great Wall of China. No matter where Charlie goes Lilly is never far from his thoughts.
The biggest lesson my children learned is that even though Mom and Dad may be going far away, we'll always be thinking of them. We chatted about the different ways we can keep in touch while we are away. Like Charlie, we'll be able to phone home, text, send post cards and even video chat. We even took some time to experiment with Skype to chat back and forth. The kids are excited to know that we will still only be a phone call away.
"Charlie the Cavalier Travels the World" also shows children various landmarks around the world. We googled "Big Ben" in England and the "Christ the Redeemer Statue" in Rio. The kids and I found it fun to learn about other places.
The illustrations are simple adorable. Charlie is as cute as can be. The images of the landmarks are easily identifiable. The illustrator has taken the time to hide hearts on the pages for you to find. This adds some extra fun to the story...and the kids love it because it makes our bedtime story just a little bit longer. If you sign up for the Charlie the Cavalier newsletter on the website, you will receive your own Charlie printable puppet to make and take with you on your travels.
"Charlie the Cavalier Travels the World" is a great story to read to your children anytime, but especially just before you go on your own kid-free vacation. It not only helps them realize that you are only a call, text or postcard away, but that you are always thinking of them. It also shows your little ones that even though you are gone on vacation, it isn't forever. Just like Charlie you will always come home to those you love.
**Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of Charlie the Cavalier Travels the World through Giveaway Service.