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Carl Goes to Daycare

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Publisher Comments:

Carl the rottweiler takes charge when things take an unexpected turn at the day care center he is visiting.

About the Author

Alexandra Day is the pseudonym for Sandra Louise Woodward Darling. She is the author of Good Dog, Carl and the rest of the beloved Carl books, including Carl Goes Shopping, Carls Christmas, Carls Birthday and Carls Snowy Afternoon. Darling was born in 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio, to a large and close-knit family. Painting was a popular family recreation, and almost every family excursion included one or more easels and a variety of sketch pads, chalks, paints, and pencils. For four years, the family lived on a hundred-acre farm in Kentucky. Here young Sandra grew especially fond of riding and training horses, and became a dog owner for the first time. Living in the country also provided plenty of time for reading, a life-long passion.
 
Sandra illustrated her first book in 1983: The Teddy Bears' Picnic, a popular children's song by Jimmy Kennedy. That same year, she was visiting Zurich, Switzerland, when she came across a volume of old German picture sheets, one of which featured a poodle playing with a baby who was supposed to be taking a nap. This image proved the inspiration for Good Dog, Carl. The Darlings' own dog, a Rottweiler named Toby, was the model for the book's main character. Since then, two other Darling Rottweilers have posed as Carl in the seven sequels: the late Arambarri, who was named for one of the Darlings' favorite jai alai players; and Zabala, who currently moonlights as an Our Best Friend therapy dog, visiting hospitals to cheer patients.
 
About her work Sandra says: "I think that one of the reasons my illustrations have appealed to people is that they can sense my sincerity. I know that marvels exist which are just outside our ordinary experience, but that at any moment we may turn a corner and encounter one of them. Children also believe this, and because they and I have this conviction in common, we, as creator and audience, make good partners." Sandra lives in Seattle, Washington with her husband, Harold.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780374311452
Author:
Day, Alexandra
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Children's fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Dogs
Subject:
Day care centers
Subject:
School & Education
Subject:
Babysitters
Subject:
Children's Baby - Boardbooks
Subject:
Dogs -- Fiction.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Day care centers -- Fiction.
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Number:
1st board book ed.
Edition Description:
Board Book
Series:
Carl
Series Volume:
no. 1841
Publication Date:
19950931
Binding:
Board book Child's book with all pages printed on board
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations throughout
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
5.79 x 4.79 x 0.705 in
Age Level:
02-05

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