24th out of 38 books — 1 voter
Carl at the Dog Show
Madeleine’s mom has to help Carl's Cousin, Gamble, get ready to compete in his event at the dog show, and she tells Carl and Madeleine to meet her by the show ring. Do Carl and Madeleine listen? Of course not! They immediately set off to explore--they help groom other dogs, have a snack, test out dog beds, create an agility test of their own--all with hilarious results and...more
Published January 17th 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Carl at the Dog Show is a wordless picture book about a rottweiler named Carl and his adventures at the dog show. The only words are on the first page where a mother is telling her young daughter and Carl to keep out of trouble. The little girl then hops on Carl's back and rides him into the dog show. Carl proceeds to get groomed, look at dog beds, play with other dogs, and do tricks. He is awarded best babysitter for watching over the little girl. Another dog receives a champion award, but on t...more
Feb 28, 2014 Virginia rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kids
Recommended to Virginia by: Myself
I again really liked this book. I read it for my author study assignment in my Children's Literature class. It was really cute. I love the detail that Alexandra Day puts in to her illustrations and the attention to detail that Carl has, always getting Madeline back on time. They are the cutest pair and Carl is the best babysitter ever.
Beautifully illustrated picture book with very few words. Almost an I Spy. Provides lots of room for discussion between adults and young readers. Love how it has the little index in the back with pictures of types of dogs and says, "can you find these in the book?" It gets kids to read the book all over again. Cute.
Alexandra Day is the pseudonym for Sandra Louise Woodward Darling. She is the author of Good Dog, Carl and the rest of the beloved Carl books, including Carl Goes Shopping, Carl’s Christmas, Carl’s Birthday and Carl’s Snowy Afternoon. Darling was born in 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a large and close-knit family. Painting was a popular family recreation, and almost every family excursion included...moreMore about Alexandra Day...