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Carl's Masquerade (Good Dog, Carl #5)

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To Carl and his young charge, a masquerade party proves an irresistible invitation to fun.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Farrar Straus Giroux
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This book is a great picture book. In the book, one can see the story and how it plays out. Its about a dog taking care of a baby because the parents go out to a masquerade party. Without the parents knowing, the dog and the baby tag along. They go on an adventure at the party without being seen by the parents.

In the book, the illustrations look realistic. It has a water color like affect. It is all so filled with bright colors. The illustrations are very detailed. I think that without the illus...more
The Carl books by Alexandra Day have beautiful artwork. They are interesting picture books that could be a fun tool for a beginning reader. There are a few sentences at the beginning of the book and end but in between are just pictures. It leaves it open to have a child tell you the story of the picture.
Sooo Cute! It is almost a wordless book but it has a strong story line that keeps you turning the pages with a smile! Loved it!
Another wonderful story about Carl's and the baby's adventures. This time Carl and the baby go to a masquerade. When the two silently follow mom and dad to the party their night is filled with masks, lights, and dancing. They even manage to run into a costume look-alike, someone dressed as a baby on a dog! This story would be great in the classroom, especially since it allows students the opportunity to write their own story line.
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I loved how this story is told through the pictures. This book would be great for any child who has a pet. This book could also be a confidence builder for children who cannot read yet or who do not have strong reading skills. The art in the book is also great. One downside is that most children probably don't know what a masquerade is, but they probably could figure out from the context.
Annie Michelle
Oh how I love Carl! these books are my kids favorites! All ages will enjoy Carl and his many adventures. The art work is wonderful. In this particular story Carl is in charge of "the baby" while mom and dad got to a Party....very soon Carl and the baby must go check out the party for themselves. The only words are on the first and last pages so you can fill in the story anyway you choose
Taylor Troncin
Wesley did not seem to enjoy this one as much as the others. For some reason he found the concept of the "wizard" and the "fairy" to be confusing...
Amila Karabegovic
Carl’s Masquerade is a very colorful book, children would enjoy the pictures. There is a lot going on. Each child can come up with a story after looking at this book. A lot of different stories would come from this book. This book can be used in a classroom where the students just learned to write can write down what they think the book is about.
I love the artwork in each of these books! Great stories told mostly through pictures. Carl is the best babysitter!!
Charles loved this book. Was one of his favorites.
the party and the dog
Emily  Cain McMillan
Illustrations are amazing.
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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...more
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