cover image Carl at the Dog Show

Carl at the Dog Show

Alexandra Day. FSG/Ferguson, $14.99 (32p) ISBN 978-0-374-31083-7

In this addition to Day’s long-running series, Carl accompanies Madeleine to a dog show where a fellow rottweiler is competing. Successive wordless spreads offer warmly naturalistic depictions of the show. Carl and Madeleine watch as the competing dogs are bathed and groomed, try out the dog beds, and see the winners (categories include “Tallest Dog” and “Best Catcher”); readers will undoubtedly want to elect Carl for “Best Friend.” The breeds that appear throughout are identified in appended pages for children to locate. All ages. (Jan.)