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Carl at the Dog Show Hardcover – Bargain Price, January 17, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Lexile Measure: 510L (What's this?)
  • Series: Carl
  • Hardcover: 40 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (January 17, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374310831
  • ASIN: B00DTOT6AE
  • Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 8.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #984,390 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“…readers will undoubtedly want to elect Carl for ‘Best Friend.’”--Publishers Weekly
 
“Each spread offers much to look at in itself and rewards close attention, as when we see a small dog curiously nosing a toy on a sales rack only to be politely given the toy by Carl on the next page.”--Horn Book Magazine

 “Mischievous Madeleine and her canine companion, Carl the Rottweiler, attend a dog show in this latest entry in the long-running series.” --Kirkus Reviews

About the Author

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 one or more easels and a variety of sketch pads, chalks, paints, and pencils. For four years, the family lived on a hundred-acre farm in Kentucky. Here young Sandra grew especially fond of riding and training horses, and became a dog owner for the first time. Living in the country also provided plenty of time for reading, a life-long passion.
 
Sandra illustrated her first book in 1983: The Teddy Bears' Picnic, a popular children's song by Jimmy Kennedy. That same year, she was visiting Zurich, Switzerland, when she came across a volume of old German picture sheets, one of which featured a poodle playing with a baby who was supposed to be taking a nap. This image proved the inspiration for Good Dog, Carl. The Darlings' own dog, a Rottweiler named Toby, was the model for the book's main character. Since then, two other Darling Rottweilers have posed as Carl in the seven sequels: the late Arambarri, who was named for one of the Darlings' favorite jai alai players; and Zabala, who currently moonlights as an Our Best Friend therapy dog, visiting hospitals to cheer patients.
 
About her work Sandra says: "I think that one of the reasons my illustrations have appealed to people is that they can sense my sincerity. I know that marvels exist which are just outside our ordinary experience, but that at any moment we may turn a corner and encounter one of them. Children also believe this, and because they and I have this conviction in common, we, as creator and audience, make good partners." Sandra lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband, Harold.

More About the Author

In addition to The Christmas We Moved to the Barn, Cooper Edens has writted many ppular children's books, including If You're Afraid of the Dark, Remember the Night Rainbow, and his popular Santa Cow books. Mr Edens lives in Seattle, Washington.

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This was a great baby shower gift instead of a greeting card.
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Her stories and illustrations are delightful.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RTO on January 19, 2012
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Purchased from Amazon. Just as delightful as all of the other Carl books. Amazing pictures. Appropriate for children as young as two years old as well as dog lovers of all ages.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Melissa Sack VINE VOICE on April 4, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Carl is a huge Rottweiler owned by young Madeline and her family. Madline's mother is showing another dog at the local dog show. She has left Carl in charge of looking after Madeline! You can just imagine how that goes!
The book included a fun activity called Be a dog detective!. It teaches the reader about different breeds with facts and a photo, then the child can go back and look for that certain dog in the illustrations. We would recommend this to kids ages 4-7 that enjoy books about dogs!
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I collect the "Good Dog Carl Books" and Alexandra Day with her wonderful joy of owning a rott she has captured the playfulness of this noble breed. It was pure enjoyment for my grandson and myself!
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By Cynthia on June 20, 2014
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children love to use in the classroom. A very great book for bedtime stories. Great gift for new mothers and dads
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By Suzanne M on February 10, 2014
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My daughter and I enjoy Carl books. My husband, on the other hand, does not like that there are not many words. My 3 year old's favorite part of this book is the list (with pictures) of all of the different dog breeds in the book. She loves dogs and likes learning the breeds. It is fun to look for the specific breeds while reading the book.
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While this is old fashioned, the illustrations are charming. The lack of text mean you can keep the story evolving as the young reader grows. Carl is a very smart dog!
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By pearl colby on January 4, 2014
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as usual the illustrations in this book and the story line are exceptional. I have the whole collection of my dog carl books and this one does not disappoint. the whole collection is perfect for younger children to get into reading. again the illustration are incredible. all grandmothers should have this collection!
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By dandyrue on November 26, 2013
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Awesome .... Just awesome for kids and adults alike ! Especially if you are a Rottweiler Lover and owner. Very pleased and I now have all the "Carl " books to date. i am so excited to share them with my Grandson as he adores our Rottie, Maggie May
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