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Carl and the Baby Duck

Carl and the Baby Duck

My Readers

Alexandra Day

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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.

Praise for Carl and the Baby Duck

“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


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Alexandra Day

Alexandra Day is the author and illustrator 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. The Darlings' own dog, a Rottweiler named Toby, was the original model for the main character of Good Dog, Carl. Since then, two other Darling Rottweilers have posed as Carl in the 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.

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