Carl's Summer Vacation

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Carl's Summer Vacation

Carl s Summer Vacation 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

  • Title: Carl's Summer Vacation
  • Author: Alexandra Day
  • ISBN: 9780374310851
  • Page: 290
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 thatCarl 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

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    1. Manybooks on said:

      I just so much adore Alexandra Day's evocative illustrations, and the plotline of this "almost wordless picture book" is almost too sweet and touching for my poor words (Carl's Summer Vacation truly is an absolute treasure in every way). The basic story brings back all sorts of fond and homey memories for me, as I do well remember using our own dear Rottweiler as a pony when we were toddlers; we could do almost anything with her, and she was the most wonderful playmate (I also absolutely love th [...]

    2. Lisa Vegan on said:

      So, what’s with this situation?! Years ago I read (to young children) Good Dog, Carl, Carl Goes Shopping, and Carl's Afternoon in the Park. Have these gotten even better or I do like these books better when I’m simply reading them to myself? I came very close to giving this book 5 stars. 4 ½ stars.This is a very funny story about Carl the dog and Madeleine the little girl, who go off on a multi-part adventure, and end up puzzling the adults in the family.The illustrations are so striking! T [...]

    3. Melki on said:

      Carl and his charge are supposed to be spending the afternoon napping so they can stay awake for the big fireworks display, but instead they're boating, swimming, and playing baseball. Will they both be too pooped to party later? Another adorable chapter in Carl's very active life.

    4. Carol on said:

      One in a series of Carl books, this particular picture storybook depicts a day in the life of Carl, the big dog, and a little girl who vacation with their family at a cabin during the summer. The beautiful illustrations tell the story of the little girl and her dog’s adventures over the course of a summer day. Cultural experiences typical of an early July day are evident with a canoe ride on the lake (Of course the girl is wearing a lifejacket!), a doggie-back ride through a berry patch, fun o [...]

    5. Dolly on said:

      This is another fun book featuring a dog named Carl. We've read a few of these stories, and while I cringe when I see an unsupervised child (by an adult), I know that the story is just meant to be a fun tale. Since the story is mostly told through pictures, with little narrative, our girls took turns telling the story as we flipped through the pages. The story is entertaining and the ending, while predictable, is humorous. Although the story wasn't specifically about Independence Day, the firewo [...]

    6. Libby on said:

      I've always had reservations about Carl--my innate unease about really big dogs meant I've always felt a little nervous about leaving the baby with a Rottweiler. However, Carl has always proven trustworthy (about the baby's safety, at any rate!) and now my kids have discovered and fallen in love with him. This is a newer Carl adventure, and the baby has grown up to be a preschooler named Madeleine. Aside from the joy of skipping out on naptime to play with the dog, I think part of the appeal of [...]

    7. Charity Reed on said:

      I like all the Carl books we've read so far and how the illustrations tell the story more than the words. I also like the way they place a kinder light on a stereotyped breed of dogs. These storylines do encourage mischief; however, I'll keep renting Day's books from the library because the illustrations are gorgeous and my boys sit and watch me turn the pages as if they are watching a video.

    8. Kaitlyn on said:

      This is the first book that I have read about Carl, the dog. I can't say enough about it! The illustrations are beautiful. I also love that even the book has a basic story/premise, most of the pages are just pictures and Addison & I loved describing each page. I will most likely be purchasing these in the future.

    9. Carrie on said:

      There are several wordless pages, so it's not good for a group read-aloud, but I don't mind. It's too charming not to love the adventures of this sweet Rottweiler, and kids would like talking about what's on the page, so it's still a good way to spend time looking at the book together.

    10. Donna Mork on said:

      Carl takes baby for a summer adventure boating and playing ball and playing on a playground. At dinner and fireworks that night they are too tired to eat or watch.

    11. Amy on said:

      Wordless NarrativeI love all of the Carl books. Since they only contain words on the first and last pages, they are good for all ages, even adults. This story begins with the woman needing to clean and prepare dinner, so she puts the little girl and Carl down for a nap. When the woman leaves, the little girl and Carl go for a canoe ride, a walk to pick some berries, the park to play, and the beach for a bite to eat. Then, they race home just in time for the woman to wake them for their nap and t [...]

    12. Callie Reichenbach on said:

      My shelf of "wordless books" is not very deep. I do not have a broad horizon as far as wordless picture books go. I read "Carl's Summer Vacation" and I thought it was a good wordless book. It was very detailed in it's illustration and the illustrations were very life like. It had very few words, which made the story line up to you to figure out through illustration. Madeleine and her dog Carl were supposed to take a nap, but when the mom left, Madeleine and Carl snuck out for an adventure. They [...]

    13. Meg McGregor on said:

      Carl is the babysitter every Mom wants and needs! Carl and Madeleine are supposed to be napping - boy little Madeline must take long naps! But instead of napping they spend the day exploring the lake and surrounding areas their parents have taken them to for July 4th.Read again on June 27, 2014.

    14. Paul on said:

      Thankfully, most of the storyline in the Carl books is delivered through the illustrations and without words. Carl and toddler have their usual escapade, but this one doesn't hit the high point of being unexpected and hilarious. Nonetheless, Day is skillful is sticking together a narrative line that leaves us wanting more.

    15. Virginia Brace on said:

      I like the way Carl thoroughly enjoys life. He goes with his family to their cabin. As the rest of the family moves in, cleans up and prepares for the evening activities, he and Madeleine are supposed to be napping. Instead, they go out in a canoe, get involved in a softball game, enjoy a picnic and have a very active afternoon. Great pictures.

    16. Wendy on said:

      This children's picture book has some of the most beautiful illustrations I've ever seen. Such a wonderful choice for children and dog lovers alike, this nearly wordless summer tale is sure to enchant.

    17. Meghan Gilkey on said:

      This book would be cute for having first or second graders fill in the blanks of the plot of the story. This book is about a girl and her dog who end up missing evening festivities because they do not take a nap like they were supposed to.

    18. Emma on said:

      Carl and puppy are supposed to be napping. Instead, they find a boat and go on a little adventure! A nice little almost-wordless story.

    19. Maren Prestegaard on said:

      Both girls loved this book. Saying a lot for a wordless book.

    20. Carrie Guipe on said:

      Wow, a 'sequel' that doesn't disappoint! Yes, it's Carl up to the same shenanigans, but we love the shenanigans. Art is lovely. My two year old loved it and wanted to read it over and over.

    21. Elizabeth on said:

      This mostly wordless picture book has beautiful paintings of Carl, the dog, and Madeleine, the little girl, as they spend a day together on adventures unbeknownst to Mom and Dad. Clever!

    22. Zann on said:

      I love the artwork in each of these books! Great stories told mostly through pictures. Carl is the best babysitter!!

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