• Caron Levis

This Way, Charlie Raft Interview & Read-Aloud! from KidLitTV

This Way, Readers...

Tune in to my read-aloud and interview for the launch of This Way, Charlie—from honeysuckle-raft!


In the interview I share the inspiration and process behind the story, plus Charles Santoso shows us some before-the-final draft drawings! You'll hear about a coincidental NYC goat run-in, and at the end, Rocco Staino helps me share some belly breathing and make-a-friend activities you can try at home. In the read-aloud, I'm reading and sharing the art of Charles Santoso so you can meet Jack, the goat, and Charlie, the horse—and follow their story inspired by a true life friendship.


I miss sitting cross-legged for storytime with you all, so I am so grateful to the team at KidLit TV for making it possible to share our new book with you this way. Thanks to the talents of the KidLit TV team, you can hardly tell this author was flustered by the wind, snow, & the rowdy puppy threatening to knock the camera down and set the raft afloat! (scroll to the end for behind-the-scenes set up pics.)


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Check out the raft set-up below. Purchase your copy of This Way, Charlie though your local bookstore or find it on the new online Bookshop that supports independent booksellers.


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