Book Series

Good Dog Carl Books

In order from Carl's Christmas to Good Dog Carl Helps Out
Carl's Christmas
Carl's Afternoon in the Park
Carl Goes Shopping
Carl Goes to Daycare
Good Dog, Carl
Carl's Birthday
picture • 32 Pages
Carl's Christmas
Series
Book #1

Carl's Christmas

Written and illustrated by Alexandra Day
3 - 6
Reading age
32
Page count
Oct 1, 1992
Publication date
Board book
$8.99
$8.58

Summary

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.

Good Dog Carl Series

Published from 1992 - 2024
23 books
picture • 32 Pages
Carl's Christmas
Board book
$8.99$8.58
picture • 36 Pages
Carl's Afternoon in the Park
Board book
$10.99$10.49
picture • 32 Pages
Carl Goes Shopping
Board book
$9.99$9.58
picture • 32 Pages
Carl Goes to Daycare
Hardcover
$13.95$13.48
picture • 36 Pages
Good Dog, Carl
4.6
Series
Board book
$7.99$7.59
board • 34 Pages
Carl's Birthday
Board book
$9.99$9.58
picture • 32 Pages
Follow Carl!
Hardcover
$13.99$13.48
picture • 12 Pages
Puppy Trouble
Hardcover
$16.95$15.97
picture • 40 Pages
Carl's Sleepy Afternoon
Hardcover
$15.99$14.87
picture • 28 Pages
Carl's Summer Vacation
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Carl's Snowy Afternoon
Hardcover
$15.99$14.98
picture • 32 Pages
Carl and the Puppies
Paperback
$6.99$6.74
picture • 32 Pages
Carl and the Baby Duck
Paperback
$4.99$4.74
picture • 32 Pages
Carl and the Kitten
Paperback
$4.99$4.74
picture • 40 Pages
Carl at the Dog Show
Hardcover
$17.99$16.97
picture • 32 Pages
Carl and the Sick Puppy
Paperback
$4.99$4.64
picture • 32 Pages
Carl's Halloween
Hardcover
$14.99$13.98
board • 18 Pages
Goodnight, Good Dog Carl
Board book
$10.95$10.49
picture • 30 Pages
Good Dog Carl's Valentine
Hardcover
$16.95$15.97
picture • 22 Pages
Good Dog Carl Visits the Zoo
Board book
$10.95$10.49
picture • 24 Pages
Good Dog Carl Goes to School
Board book
$10.95$10.49
picture • 24 Pages
Good Dog Carl Goes to a Party
Board book
$10.95$10.49
picture • 26 Pages
Good Dog Carl Helps Out
Board book
$11.95$11.35

The Creative Behind the Books

    Author & Illustrator
    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 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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