Charlie Gets a Children's Book- Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention

You heard it right!  Charlie the Cavalier is getting his own children’s book!
I live a few hours from my parents.  We video chat often with my family.  But sometimes it is difficult to keep our little girls attention.  I have created a puppet and book to keep her attention while video chatting. 
I would love if you continued to join us as we work on more pages of the Charlie the Cavalier book “Charlie Begs for Attention”. We are currently finished with 3 of 16 pages. Charlie the Cavalier is a puppet dog who keeps children age 0-5 connected and entertained while video chatting. “Like” this page to stay updated.
The book will include a printable puppet for both sides to use during video chatting.
Illustrator: Magdalena Takáčová

Written By: Lisa Rusczyk

You really want your loved ones to stay.

But sometimes they just have to go away.

You can’t always be in the same place.

And you can’t possibly fit in their suitcase!

But Charlie the Cavalier can!

In this infectious rhyming read-aloud, Charlie the Cavalier travels with the little girls Mom to the airport and beyond when the little girl has to stay home. The little girl is confident that when her Mom travels with Charlie that he will protect, entertain, and get her Mom back home safely. Children will relate to the little girls need for comfort when a family member is away, as much as parents will appreciate Charlie the Cavaliers reassuring message.

The book comes with a link to a printable Charlie the Cavalier Puppet. Follow the link, print out, and assemble Charlie the Cavalier puppet to bring Charlie to life while reading this book to a child at the same place or while video chatting. 
Post Update: Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention is now available on Amazon!

Charlie The Cavalier Begs for Attention: (Rhyming Bedtime Story/Picture Book for Beginner Readers and Early Learning, About Feeling Safe When Loved Ones Are Away, with Printable Puppet) [Kindle Edition]

Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention


GREAT FOR WHEN DAD TRAVELS- Last night I had my husband read Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention with my girls and they loved it. I created a hand puppet for each girl and they sat on his lap all smiles. My husband travels frequently and can be gone for anywhere from an extended weekend to a year and a half at a time. I'm going to have him start reading this book more frequently with the girls, then when he's away it will be fun for them to interact on video chat together, both reading the book together and playing with the puppets! The rhyming and flow of the book are great making it an easy read. As my daughter learns to read more, she'll do a great job practicing reading rhythm with this book. Excellent choice!  
SUCH A CUTE BOOK!  My 4 year old absolutely loved this story! I know that when I end up traveling that i'll be bringing a copy with me as well to read with him over Skype, though I do believe his favorite part was the making of the puppet together. The story even made me smile a bit while reading it with him. I have a feeling this is a new favorite here!  
MUST HAVE FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES! I thought this was one of the cutest books I have ever read for children! I love Cavaliers I think they are the most awesome dogs, so this book appealed to me on that level as well :) And what kid doesn't love a free hand-puppet? The colored illustrations are beautiful, and they will appeal to children very easily. The author does a wonderful job of rhyming and I may be 38 years old but I laughed :) "Olive You"! Must have, must read and must play along with the puppet even if you are an adult!

From the Author

Keeping children's attention while video chatting is difficult.  When I would Skype with my daughter she sometimes would not be interested.  The Charlie the Cavalier Book and puppet keeps my daughter interested in spending time together even when we are apart.  I hope Charlie the Cavalier will bring a smile to the children in your life.

Charlie the Cavalier book +hands on teaching tool to keep children engaged with loved ones


Charlie the Cavalier is a children’s book and printable puppet

who keeps children engaged while with others or during video chatting.

Illustrator: Magdalena Takáčová

Written By: Lisa Rusczyk

Yes!  Please Give Me My Free Charlie the Cavalier Puppet and Other Activities

Being Separated From Loved Ones Is Difficult for Children and Adults

Every child need to be left by a loved one at one time for another, no matter how much the loved one wants to be with their child.  When people are separated by space, children want to know that there family member loves them and will be there for them.  They may try to video chat with their loved ones but not be able to get the attention of small children.  Charlie the Cavalier teaches children that their loved ones are safe and allows them to interact with loved one though being entertained while skyping.

Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention gets kids excited to interact by teaching families how to sing, whistle, dance, play games, and more while video chatting.The Charlie the Cavalier puppet started with a little girl who did not want to Skype with her family members that did not live close to home.  She wanted to interact but there was nothing that sparked her interest.

Who is this book for?

Charlie the Cavalier Begs for Attention is for children between 2 and 6.  Happy customers have also bought this book for a newborn – just like clothes, they’ll grow into it!  A great baby shower gift.  The puppet can be used with or without video chatting.

Meet the Creators

Lisa Rusczyk- Founder

553680_778422438538_19587441_nLisa Rusczyk has been a software trainer, multimedia technician, and instructional designer in the past. But she is now a stay at home Mom.  She loves to be interact with little ones where ever she goes.
Lisa is currently earning a doctorate from the University of Phoenix in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Teaching and Learning. She grew up in the suburbs of Philadelphia but now lives in Lock Haven, PA.

Magdalena Takáčová- Illustrator

Magdalena is from The Czech Republic.  She was selected for this project from a group of amazing artists.  Magdalena’s amazing illustrations stood out from all the rest.
She comes from an artistic family. Magdalena amazing illustrations and love of animals makes her a perfect fit for this project.  In her free times she organizes art-workshops for local kids.
 Charlie the Cavalier Puppet
Yes!  Please Give Me My Free Charlie the Cavalier Puppet and Other Activities

Reviews from Parents

I just read this fun book with my three Grandkids, ranging in age from 6-20 months and it is such a fun book.  The kids all love it and now we are telling even more knock knock jokes, even the 20 month old. This story kept all of the kids engaged and the illustrations are fantastically bright and wonderful. We all had so much fun reading the book. Great read and I’m happy we got to read it. -Kathleen,  from the Fearless Creative Mamas Blog
I think this is a great way to engage children when they are away from a loved one. It is also a really good way to occupy small ones when they happen to get stuck in an adult only environment. They are left feeling a part of the activity and well loved. Charlie the Cavalier is a wonderful read for children, be it at bedtime, when loved ones are away and on Skype or just an everyday rhyme. The words are catchy and engaging for young children.  -Pam Andrews, Mom
Charlie the Cavalier is an adorable read along story for kids. It is written with a nice rhyme and the pictures would be great for kids. I would have liked a story line but the book works as a nice comforting read when loved ones are far away. Don’t forget the free downloadable bonus, great for the kids too. -Kevin S., Dad



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