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Follow Carl! (Good Dog, Carl #9)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  113 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Carl is back in his ninth adventure!

Children barking at a squirrel in a tree? Carrying sticks in their mouths? Begging for food? Who could be responsible for such silly shenanigans except everybody's favorite baby-sitter, Carl, who takes a group of neighborhood children on a lively game of Follow the Leader. Readers will want to follow Carl's exploits through town and coun...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 11th 1998 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Dec 28, 2011 Candice rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Sophie
Shelves: picture-books
I have loved the Carl books since I first saw them years ago, and have given several as gifts. My daughter likes them for her international friends because there are very few words. The pictures tell the story in any language. Carl is a big, lovable rottweiler who is often called upon to take care of the baby of the house. In Follow Carl!, Carl and the baby are napping when the neighborhood children come to the window and suggest playing follow the leader with Carl as leader. The children do som...more
Kelsi Watts
I really enjoyed this book! The artwork was so beautiful- overall I thought that the illustrations were one of the best features of the story. The artwork I believe is watercolor and so colorful- I just kept wanting more artwork! I loved that it was a wordless picture book and that it was easy to create words to go along with the beautiful artwork. I felt very happy reading this book and it was easy to follow. I think that young children would thoroughly enjoy looking through it. I loved that it...more
The notion of interrupting naptime irritates me on some deep fundamental level. But the adventure that results from this disruption of the schedule Carl's owner is attempting to maintain makes it all worthwhile. (view spoiler)...more
Follow Carl is set up on the first page by the kids asking Carl, the dog, to play follow the leader with them and he is the leader. Those are the only words throughout the story. Carl the stretches them, takes them on a walk, gets them a snack, chases a squirrel up a tree, etc. The children and dog in the end are very worn out and all take a nap.
The picture sin this book are beautiful. I always like the Carl books for how realistic and beautifully the artwork is done in them. The book doesn't n...more
Mar 12, 2014 Cory rated it 5 of 5 stars
Shelves: march
This book is amazing! I love this story because of its immense simplicity. Carl is an inspirational dog that is fun to play with and create memories with. This is a great book with a fen story.
Fun book! I like the idea of the children following the dog. It's a silly game of follow the leader that all kids know and added a new twist that is both interesting and fun.
Jun 24, 2014 Wendy rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: karla
Picture book: Children playing outside, chasing a squirrel..Follow the Leader....the babysitter is Carl the dog!
Ways to use the book: Pleasure reading
This book is one in the series about a dog named Carl. In this story of the series, the children of the neighborhood have asked Carl to come out and play the game follow the leader. So, Carl leads them in a game of follow the leader around the community they live in. They do not just do things that humans usually do, but also dog activities, such as fetching sticks. This was a cute book, it would definitely not be a read aloud for older kids, but you could use this in a early elementary or presc...more
A picture is truly worth a thousand words in Alexandra Day's books about lovable Carl. Text appears only on the first page of the story to set up the scene, but from there on the story is entirely visual. The beautiful two-page spreads realistically depict not only the action of the story but also the background and landscape surrounding the focal points. The action is advanced sans dialogue through Day's effective use of images. Readers will spend hours poring over the pictures, using their ima...more
Laura Haske
The illustrations are beautiful, the concept is cute, but my husband was really disturbed that our son might learn to follow rottweilers around. He has dog prejudices, what can I say?
Meg McGregor
Carl is the babysitter every Mom wants and needs! In this story, Carl, Madeline and Madeleine's friends play follow the leader - with Carl as the leader! Great fun!
Ages 2 and up. A great wordless book where children can practice their narrative skills and story telling. Also a story that encourages playing.
I love the artwork in each of these books! Great stories told mostly through pictures. Carl is the best babysitter!!
Carl, the dog, is the leader and all the children follow what he does. Fantastic illustrations and fun book.
Nicely illustrated, but I always have trouble with Carl leading children away from adult supervision.
Tessa D'souza
I am convinced that these pictures are beautiful.
Miss Kious
Kids play follow the leader with Carl.
the story of a dog
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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
More about Alexandra Day...
Good Dog, Carl Carl's Christmas Carl Goes Shopping Carl's Afternoon in the Park Carl's Birthday

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