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Good Dog, Carl by Alexandra Day

Good Dog, Carl

by Alexandra Day

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It's been a long time since I read this but I remember I loved it. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
It's been a long time since I read this but I remember I loved it. ( )
  cassie.peters1 | Sep 6, 2014 |
This is very cute book with a lot of great illustrations and very very few words.
Carl is the dog in the story that takes care of the baby, when mama is gone, the baby and Carl had a lot of fun.
I like this book because the drawing is great, and I believe most of us wish to have a dog like Carl.
This is a good read from 1st grade to adults. ( )
  ChengYenLee | Nov 16, 2013 |
This book describes a situation in which a dog has to babysit for his family. I liked this book because of its outrageous humor and would use it in my teaching as an example of a picture book. The grade level that this book would be suitable for are the 1st and 2nd grades and the main theme is helpfulness. ( )
  dylrmstd | Nov 2, 2013 |
This wordless picture book shows the mischief that can happen with pets and children when adults aren't looking. Carl, the dog, is in charge of the baby while the mom steps out on an errand. They go around the house getting into things. At the end, the dog cleans the baby, puts him to bed, cleans up the messes, and pretends like nothing has happened. Suitable for ages 4 and up. ( )
  a.stone5 | Apr 30, 2013 |
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This is an great book that has very few words. I would put this in the library for my students to look at during silent time.
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To H.D., who has never let us forget about Ponies
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"Look after the baby, Carl. I'll be back shortly."
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Alexandra Day's modern classic Good Dog Carl has sold more than 200,000 copies, captivating countless readers with the lovable rottweiler Carl, endearing illustrations, and the tale's surprising silliness. The book begins with the mother saying, "Look after the baby, Carl. I'll be back shortly." Let the adventure begin! Carl looks out the window to make sure Mom is gone. Once the coast is clear, the baby crawls out of the crib and onto Carl's back. First stop? Mom's bed. Second stop? The top of the dresser where powder puffs are sported as hats. The infant--now in Carl's capable paws--slides down the laundry chute, swims in the fish tank, dances, raids the refrigerator, and makes a huge mess. Carl dutifully bathes the baby, cleans up the chaos, puts his charge back in the crib, and plays it cool when Mom comes home. "Good dog, Carl!" she says upon her return. A sweet, subtly absurd picture book that jubilantly illustrates the old adage, "When the cat's away, the mice will play." (Picture book)

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Lively and unusual things happen when Carl the dog is left in charge of the baby.

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