What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that glorious artwork becomes the text of this imaginative pictorial tale. Filled with myriad details, the beguiling illustrations encourage long perusals.
What's the story?
Carl, the famous rottweiler from Alexandra Day's popular stories, returns to play a game of follow the leader with his toddler companion and the neighborhood children. The twist is that Carl is the leader. Children and dog lovers will enjoy this wordless story told through Day's delightful illustrations.
Is it any good?
Like a loving nanny, Carl plays with the neighborhood children, yet he is ever mindful of his little ward, solicitously caring for her. The illustrations resonate with the exuberance of doghood and childhood, capturing the uninhibited, joyful enthusiasm that is unique to both. Day uses a broad palette of colors that reflect the splendor of a sun-filled day.
Individual story time allows readers to spend long periods perusing the pages and inventively making up their own story lines based on the pictures. This playful romp is one children will want to look at again and again.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about each picture and how it conveys the story. Which picture is your favorite? What do you think is happening in that picture?