The illustrations by Patrick Carlson are bright, inviting, and colorful from cover to cover and I think that really helped keep us in the story as we could see what was happening on each page. I think children young and old will enjoy Moxy's vibrant adventure as they go from suburbia to Hollywood and back again by the end. All of the characters' faces and body language make it easy to see how each is feeling as they experience the story.
Madia, Ph.D. is a communicator at heart - whether working as a Managing Partner at EyeCatcher Digital, a marketing consulting firm, talking to students at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, or talking to her kids. In addition to Alphabet Woof!, she has co-written several survival guides for business marketing and job hunting, including The Social Media Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Business Exponentially with Social Media, The Online Job Search Survival Guide, and S.E.R.I.A.L.PRENEURSHIP: The Secrets of Repeatable Business Success. Madia has also worked extensively within the not-for-profit sector, including facilitation of a $28 million grant from the Department of Education for Temple University's Center for Research in Human Development in Education (CHRDE).
Carlson has been cartooning since 1991 and has created characters and illustrations for folks all over the world. In addition to Alphabet Woof! he also wrote and illustrated Too Tall Joe - the story of a mile high man and how friendship is based not on your appearance, but on who you are inside.
Alphabet Woof! was a fun, colorful adventure for kids and parents alike. Hopefully Madia and Carlson will team up again in the future for more of Moxy's adventures!