If I was teaching, I would certainly use this book with my metaphor of traveling across Canada or during Canadian studies. As a parent or grandparent, it would be a great book to springboard from to study Canada. I would follow Annie’s travels, doing further research on each province. I would suggest to the children to research other places Annie could visit on her way home. This would be a great book to have if a family did make a trip across Canada, adding their own posit note reflections which could be placed on the book’s corresponding pages.
“Carson Crosses Canada” by Linda Bailey and illustrated by Kass Reich is a whimsical and informative picture book that offers great value as a springboard for additional activity. A great rainy-day book for the family!