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Follow Carl! Hardcover – September 11, 1998

5.0 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
Book 9 of 12 in the Good Dog, Carl Series

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Day's latest does not lead the pack of her almost wordless picture books about the baby-sitting rottweiler Carl, but it nevertheless offers an idyllic vision to its readers. Carl and baby Madeleine are supposed to be napping when the neighborhood children approach the bedroom window and suggest a game of Follow the Leader. "You can be the leader!" they tell Carl amid the book's sole passage of text. Less mischievous than in his previous appearances (skipping out during naptime is Carl's only real prank here), the irresistible rottweiler conducts the children on a walk through suburban fields, pausing to lead them in stretching out their back legs, marching atop a short stone ledge, etc. With Madeleine riding Carl pony-style, they go to town, sit up and beg (successfully) for treats at a bakery and try out the revolving door of a well-stocked toy store. By the time Madeleine's mother comes to check on the nappers, everyone (including Carl's old friend the Irish terrier) is back in Madeleine's bedroom, striking sleeping-dog poses. Carl is at his doggiest: he has the kids rolling over, carrying sticks in their mouths and chasing a squirrel. Day's watercolors look so natural that it's possible to believe the story for a minute or two-certainly, the combination of grassy settings, friendly village shops and, of course, tender companionship adds up to an excursion virtually any reader would enjoy. All ages.
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Ages 2^-7. In Carl's latest adventure, the children come to the beloved and gentle rottweiler, congregating outside his bedroom window and asking him to come outside and play follow the leader. Carl can be the leader! In typical dog fashion, Carl wakes himself with long yawns and leisurely leg stretches, and the mimicking children follow his lead. Then the group is off, balancing atop a low rock wall, chasing a squirrel, begging for treats at the bakery, admiring the toy store display window, rolling in the grass, fetching sticks, fording a stream, and then galloping home to collapse on their backs, paws (or legs) skyward, for a well-deserved rest. Day's almost wordless picture book once again lets her realistic paintings speak for themselves. Her knowledge and love of dogs and children, compounded by her keen imaginings of what they would enjoy doing together, bring joy to her playful depictions. Youngsters will delight in following Carl through these pages over and over again. Ellen Mandel
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 3 - 6 years
  • Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
  • Series: Carl
  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); 1st edition (September 11, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374343802
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374343804
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.4 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #406,620 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on February 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Follow Carl is a wonderful book for all fans of this special Rottweiler. He takes his charges through a fun filled day in the park. The colorful illustrations encourage the reader to embellish the story and truly have fun with this book. As the owner of two Rottweilers, all the Carl books are in my son's library! Three cheers for Carl!
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As usual, Ms. Day has captured the essence of Carl and the childrens' escapades. Anyone who enjoys children and dogs (especially Rottweilers)will appreciate the accuracy of both the stories, the story line, the poses, and the facial expressions of all the characters.
One of the many enjoyable Carl books.
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Having all of the "Carl" books I thought perhaps Ms. Day would run out of "things" for Carl to do. Not so. Carl has plenty to do, so much that everyone ends up napping--some of the children are positioned like little puppies. Carl, of course, is his usual self. Very entertaining.
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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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My sister collects this series of mostly wordless picture books. The artwork is eye catching and the stories always good for a giggle.
The stories all have a similar thread: mom has to step out for a bit and Carl is charged with taking care of the daughter. Carl's initiates all kind of messy, naughty fun for his young master, but the mess is always cleaned up before mom gets home. Great P.R. for rotties!
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These books have made me smile for the 15 years since I read Good Dog Carl to my infant son. If you love dogs, you will love and understand these books.
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We are slowly getting all the Carl books. They are fun books that are wonderfully illustrated. Carl's adventures are always entertaining.
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A loved book that was shared by all and gifted to another for further enjoyment! The book was as beautiful as advertised.
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