Carl and the Kitten

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A kitten is stuck up in a tree. How is the kitten going to get down? Can Carl find a way to help the kitten get down from the tree safely?

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Overview

A kitten is stuck up in a tree. How is the kitten going to get down? Can Carl find a way to help the kitten get down from the tree safely?

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"The illustrations are excellent."

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"The illustrations are excellent."

Children's Literature

Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
There is a useful introductory note about the "My Readers" series, the various levels and tips for a successful reading experience. Carl has lots of friends and Mama Cat is one of them. She is concerned because one of her 4 kittens ran away and climbed a tree. Now the kitten is stuck. Carl urges the kitten to jump and promised to catch her, but the kitten is much too afraid to try jumping. Our good dog Carl has another idea, but it will still require the kitten to jump. Not the least bit deterred, Carl has another idea—he creates a tower of objects so he can be closer to the kitten. Finally he succeeded in bringing her down and everyone is happy, especially Mama Cat. The illustrations are excellent and even without the text it would be a pleasure just to look at them. As usual the book ends with praise for Good Dog Carl and his friends showing their gratitude. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312681975
  • Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
  • Publication date: 11/8/2011
  • Series: My Readers: Level 1 Series
  • Edition description: STRIPPABLE
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 274,022
  • Age range: 4 - 6 Years
  • Lexile: 230L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.40 (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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 2, 2012

    Not enough "age appropriate" information provided in editorial review

    In our house, we LOVE the Carl series. This is our first time to see a Carl book as a "Reader." But, without being able to preview a page or two - as you can when perusing apps - we have no idea if this book is suitable to our kid's needs or not. To what age group, grade, ability is this book aimed?

    We won't buy it without knowing its suitability! Update the parents' information for this book and you'll get your stars!

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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