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Series: Carl the Dog


CARL AT THE DOG SHOW by Alexandra Day
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"Carl and his concept are getting a bit long in the tooth, but fans of the series and Rottweiler owners will still find Carl a charming canine character. (Picture book. 3-5)"
Mischievous Madeleine and her canine companion, Carl the Rottweiler, attend a dog show in this latest entry in the long-running series. Read full book review >
CARL’S SUMMER VACATION by Alexandra Day
ADVENTURE
Released: June 5, 2008

Carl the protective Rottweiler and Madeleine the charming toddler return for another playful adventure in this popular series. Read full book review >

CARL'S BIRTHDAY by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 4, 1995

Carl, the smart Rottweiler, is five years old in this latest in the series of (almost) wordless books, in a new adventure with Madeleine, the little girl who is left in his charge. Read full book review >

CARL MAKES A SCRAPBOOK by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1994

Everyone's favorite rottweiler returns to the page. Read full book review >

CARL GOES TO DAYCARE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 20, 1993

The latest in this popular series about an appealing Rottweiler who takes responsibility for a tiny child in her mother's absence has more of a plot than its predecessors. Read full book review >

CARL'S MASQUERADE by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 8, 1992

"Painted with more impressionistic freedom that others in the series, as befits the imaginative subject; fans will find Carl as sweet and his exploits as appealing as ever. (Picture book. 3+)

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This time the popular Rottweiler, baby on his back, follows his charge's parents to a costume ball where—among other imaginatively got-up people—they see a buxom lady dressed as the baby, complete with a model of Carl that she seems to be riding. Read full book review >

CARL'S AFTERNOON IN THE PARK by Alexandra Day
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"The dogs are as charmingly true to life as ever, while the fantasy will beguile fans and worry a few literal-minded caregivers. (Picture book. 3-8)

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The latest in this popular series is in a larger format that generously accommodates an outdoor setting and a new character: a puppy who joins canine babysitter Carl and his small human charge on the merry-go-round, digging in a flower bed, sharing an ice cream, calling at the zoo, etc.; the original duo even poses for a painting club whose members represent them in several recognizable styles. Read full book review >