Carl's Summer Vacation

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Product Description Carl and Madeleine are supposed to be napping while Mom and Dad get the summer cabin ready for company, but this lovable canine and his charge have better things to do. They escape from the hammock to do some canoeing, pick blackberries, and enjoy a picnic. Carl even plays a little baseball! That night, Mom and Dad wonder why the two are so tired – little do they know that Carl and Madeleine have been busy exploring all that a summer vacation on the lake has to offer.Told mainly through Alexandra Day's gorgeous oil paintings, this summertime romp will make readers long to bring Carl along on their own vacations! From School Library Journal PreSchool-Grade 2—Young Madeleine and her loyal pup, Carl, are up to their same tricks in this charming addition to a whimsical series. Mom and Dad are busy preparing the summer cabin for company later in the evening, and they leave the pair in a hammock on the back porch. Immediately upon hearing Mom say, "You two have a good nap so you'll be ready to go see the fireworks tonight," Carl and his devoted sidekick decide to go exploring. It is here that the text stops, for the most part. Richly detailed and beautifully hued illustrations depict the duo's adventures: a canoe ride that includes a stop by a flowering lily pad; a romp through wild blackberry bushes where they come upon a highly protective mama skunk; a stop at the playground where Carl joins a baseball game, and more. They return to the hammock just in time to be "awakened" by Mom. Madeleine falls asleep in her father's arms during the vibrantly depicted fireworks show, leaving her parents to wonder why she was so tired after having had such a long nap. A strong, solid addition.— Lisa Gangemi Kropp, Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. From Booklist Carl the rottweiler and his family are at their cottage by the lake. Mom tells her young daughter and Carl to take a nap, but the two have other plans. They ride in a canoe, get sprayed by a skunk, and find a playground, a baseball game, and a boat race before heading home. Mom is surprised they are so tired after their nap. Although some may find it disconcerting to see such a young child on her own (capable Carl notwithstanding), the attraction, as always, is the evocative watercolor art, coupled here with the fantasy of having secret fun. Preschool-Kindergarten. --Ilene Cooper Review “Carl . . . shows no signs of aging in the 11th book in a series that has 3 million copies in print. . . . It's vintage Alexandra Day: a few words of text driven by rich, expressive watercolors.” ―USA TODAY“Young Madeleine and her loyal pup, Carl, are up to their same tricks in this charming addition to a whimsical series. . . . A strong, solid addition.” ―School Library Journal“Carl the protective Rottweiler and Madeleine the charming toddler return for another playful adventure in this popular series. . . . Day's paintings are as charming as ever, particularly in the joyful scenes of Madeleine riding on Carl's back.” ―Kirkus Reviews“The text is minimal and rightly so, as Day knows just how to make a story move through pictures alone.” ―Horn Book“The painting's dreamlike quality captures the lazy summer day feel. Fans of Carl will delight in this summertime romp.” ―BookLoons“The attraction, as always, is the evocative watercolor art, coupled here with the fantasy of having secret fun.” ―Booklist 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, Carl’s Christmas, Carl’s Birthday and Carl’s 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, pain

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