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Carl's Christmas

Carl's Christmas


Alexandra Day; Pictures by the author

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)


Join beloved babysitting Rottweiler Carl in author/artist Alexandra Day’s perfectly joyous holiday children’s picture book, Carl’s Christmas.

After helping baby decorate the family tree, Carl and his charge share an adventure-filled Christmas Eve complete with window shopping, giving to the needy, and a visit with Santa Claus.

Praise for Carl's Christmas

“Carl the big black dog is babysitting once again, this time on Christmas Eve while his owners go to church...The canine and his charge have a wonderful time...The visual depth of the illustrations gives this sweet book an appeal beyond its primary audience.” —Booklist

“A delight, bound to please the good dog's old friends-- and win him plenty of new ones.” —Publishers Weekly

“Carl is the babysitter every family needs.” —Parents Magazine


Reviews from Goodreads

Alexandra Day; Pictures by the author

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.

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

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