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Book Title: Carl's Afternoon in the Park|
The author of the book: Alexandra Day
ISBN 13: 9780374311094
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 13.54 MB
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Date of issue: October 1st 1991
Reader ratings: 3.4
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This is a very amusing book and many children would love to look through this, with Carl, the baby and this time, a puppy as well. The puppy looks exactly like Carl but smaller. They are in the park and the mom runs into a friend that she knows and they decide to go and get some tea. The mom tells Carl to watch the baby and the puppy. The three of the run around the park causing all kind of messes, the reader really has to pay attention to the illustrations to notice what the three of them get into. This book is not a good book to be in the classroom, as there is nothing that can be taught. This book is just purely for entertainment. One of my favorite parts of this book is when the three of them are looking through the binoculars and on the next page it shows what they see and on one image it shows the mom and the friend sitting down to have tea. I think it was very clever of the author.
Read information about the authorAlexandra 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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