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July 29, 2006
Kidlit 11: Good Dog, CarlBlogathon 2006
Hmm. Maybe I'm more fond of (mostly) wordless picture books than I thought I was. This is the first of a series of books about Carl and the baby in his family. The books generally start with the parents telling Carl to take good care of the baby, and then they go off to do whatever they're doing. Then there are many pages of beautiful wordless pictures of Carol and the baby causing all sorts of havoc in whatever setting they're in. (There's a store one, and a beach one, and a Christmas one, and a few others.) But by the end of the book, when the parents come back, everything looks hunky-dory, and they end with one of the parents saying "Good dog, Carl."
The illustrations are gorgeous, Carl and the baby are both lovable, and they have some fun subtle nose-thumbing at authority.Posted by Kat at July 29, 2006 07:30 PM