Follow Carl!
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Follow Carl!


Carl is back in his ninth adventure!

Children barking at a squirrel in a tree? Carrying sticks in their mouths? Begging for food? Who could be responsible for such silly shenanigans except everybody's favorite baby-sitter, Carl, who takes a group of neighborhood children on a lively game of Follow the Leader. Readers will want to follow Carl's exploits through town and country again and again, and Alexandra Day's lush autumnal landscapes are the perfect setting for the funny goings-on in the game.

Book Details: Format: Hardcover Publication Date: 9/11/1998 Pages: 32 Reading Level: Age 3 and Up

Title:Follow Carl!
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:32 pages

    Follow Carl! Reviews

  • Candice
    Dec 28, 2011

    I have loved the Carl books since I first saw them years ago, and have given several as gifts. My daughter likes them for her international friends because there are very few words. The pictures tell ...

  • Andrea
    Jun 03, 2017

    cute picture book. Review to come. ...

  • Karen
    May 29, 2013

    Follow Carl is set up on the first page by the kids asking Carl, the dog, to play follow the leader with them and he is the leader. Those are the only words throughout the story. Carl the stretches th...

  • Kelsi Watts
    Mar 31, 2014

    I really enjoyed this book! The artwork was so beautiful- overall I thought that the illustrations were one of the best features of the story. The artwork I believe is watercolor and so colorful- I ju...

  • Russell
    Oct 05, 2014

    The notion of interrupting naptime irritates me on some deep fundamental level. But the adventure that results from this disruption of the schedule Carl's owner is attempting to maintain makes it all ...

  • Courtney
    Sep 26, 2011

    This book is one in the series about a dog named Carl. In this story of the series, the children of the neighborhood have asked Carl to come out and play the game follow the leader. So, Carl leads the...

  • Miranda
    Oct 05, 2009

    A picture is truly worth a thousand words in Alexandra Day's books about lovable Carl. Text appears only on the first page of the story to set up the scene, but from there on the story is entirely vis...

  • Jenna West
    Jan 29, 2015

    This book is very cute! I loved seeing the children follow Carl, the dog, and copy things he does. This book shows the love that dogs have for their family and throughout the book, Carl makes sure the...

  • Paul
    Jan 03, 2015

    Warmhearted account of young children mimicking Carl on their romp through the woods, including in the cover illustration with both Carl and a young girl running with their tongues hanging out. This i...

  • Destiny
    Oct 09, 2014

    Fun book! I like the idea of the children following the dog. It's a silly game of follow the leader that all kids know and added a new twist that is both interesting and fun. ...

About Alexandra Day

Alexandra Day

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