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July 29, 2006

Kidlit 11: Good Dog, Carl

Blogathon 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

I love this series, mostly because Carl is a Rottweiler. A great example of how loving these dogs can be when brought up in the right environment!

Posted by: Cynthia at July 29, 2006 08:18 PM

Remember Grandma always had Carl books on the end table in her living room? I love that bllk

Posted by: Mom at July 29, 2006 09:57 PM

My stepkids loved this book, especially since me and their dad had a lab/rott mix.

Wait. I'm supposed to be thinking of questions for you, right? I'm almost caught up. I didn't see this asked, what was the first "grown up" book you read, at what age?

Posted by: Carrie K at July 29, 2006 11:33 PM
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