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Little Dog Lost: The True Story of a Brave Dog Named Baltic - Monica Carnesi A very simply written book. The odd grammatical choices made me wonder whether Carnesi was going for a feel of Polish in translation, or whether she was doing a pared down grammar for a preschool audience. Hopefully the former, because the latter would be condescending.

This is a very direct and also simple example of a complementary picturebook. The best detail in this telling was that Carnesi left the inference about why they named the dog "Baltic" to the environmental print in the paintings of the ship, and did not spell it out in the narrator's text. It would be fun to let kids in an emergent literacy stage solve this puzzle.