Carson Crosses Canada – A Book Review

Title: Carson Crosses Canada
Author: Linda Bailey
Illustrator: Kass Reich
Grade Range: JK-3. Picture Book
Publisher: Tundra Books, 2017


Feisty Annie Magruder and her dog, Carson, live in British Columbia, Canada, and they’re setting out to visit her sister, Elsie, in Newfoundland. In their little rattlebang car, packed with Carson’s favorite toy, Squeaky Chicken, and plenty of baloney sandwiches, Annie and Carson hit the road! They travel province by province, taking in each unique landscape and experiencing something special to that particular part of this vast, grand country. For example, they marvel at the beauty of the big, open sky — and grasshoppers! — in Saskatchewan and discover the gorgeous red earth and delicious lobster rolls in PEI, before finally being greeted by Elsie — and a surprise for Carson!


Carson Crosses Canada is a sweet and humorous picture book about a woman and her dog on a cross-country Canadian adventure. They begin their journey in the British Columbia town of Tofino on the Pacific ocean, and end in Witless Bay, Newfoundland. Along the way, readers are treated to beautiful, colourful artwork depicting Canada’s diverse landscapes. Carson Crosses Canada comes complete with a map showing the route they took across our country. The engaging storyline is a treat to read out loud. At the end of the book there is a surprise!

I really enjoyed reading this one! It would make a wonderful addition to anyone’s picture bookshelf for your young learners

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