Carl and the Baby Duck

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Mama Duck has lost one of her ducklings. Where could Baby Duck be? Mama Duck asks Carl for help. Will Carl be able to find Baby Duck?

     Alexandra Day’s ever-popular dog, Carl, stars in this brand-new story created especially for beginning readers.

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Overview

Mama Duck has lost one of her ducklings. Where could Baby Duck be? Mama Duck asks Carl for help. Will Carl be able to find Baby Duck?

     Alexandra Day’s ever-popular dog, Carl, stars in this brand-new story created especially for beginning readers.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Simple language, appealing repetition, a predictable narrative pattern, and a direct interplay between the text and the vibrant artwork draw emergent readers into the story.."

School Library Journal

 

"Carl has been a favorite character for many years. This new series offers an opportunity to meet Carl and enjoy the wonderful illustrations created by Day."

Children's Literature

 

"There's no doubt about the charm of the "My Reader" books, especially with their emphasis on a 'great story.'"

The Seattle Times

From The Critics

"Simple language, appealing repetition, a predictable narrative pattern, and a direct interplay between the text and the vibrant artwork draw emergent readers into the story.."

School Library Journal

 

"Carl has been a favorite character for many years. This new series offers an opportunity to meet Carl and enjoy the wonderful illustrations created by Day."

Children's Literature

 

"There's no doubt about the charm of the "My Reader" books, especially with their emphasis on a 'great story.'"

The Seattle Times

School Library Journal
K-Gr 2—Day's Good Dog, Carl (Green Tiger Press, 1985) is a classic, nearly wordless picture book about a lovable Rottweiler charged with minding the baby. In this spin-off, the easy, repetitive text is supported by colorful illustrations that provide context clues as Carl searches for a missing baby duck in several locations. Children will enjoy this next level of reading about a familiar character.—Nicole Waskie-Laura, Chenango Forks Elementary, Binghamton, NY
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Carl has been a favorite character for many years. This new series offers an opportunity to meet Carl and enjoy the wonderful illustrations created by Day. It is a simple story and requires readers to suspend belief and accept that Carl a dog would be friends with a duck and also able to communicate with her. Mother Duck is distressed; one of her ducklings has gone astray. Can Carl help? He starts his search in the garden and playground, but no luck. Perhaps his friend Lucy has seen the baby duckling. No, she has not. Finally Carl gets and idea and he is spot on. The wandering duckling is quickly delivered back to its mother. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312624859
  • Publisher: Square Fish
  • Publication date: 5/10/2011
  • Series: My Readers: Level 1 Series
  • Edition description: STRIPPABLE
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 298,459
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 290L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Meet 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, 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.

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  • Posted January 17, 2012

    Kids will love it.

    I just love. It soon cute.

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