cover image My Puppy's Record Book

My Puppy's Record Book

Alexandra Day, Carl Day. Farrar Straus Giroux, $9.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-374-36151-8

One of our favorite canine characters boasts a byline on one of his creator's two October titles. Carl, the rottweiler extraordinaire, is listed with Alexandra Day as coauthor of My Puppy's Record Book (FSG, $9.95, ages 5-up ISBN 0-374-36151-7). The authors with the greatest input, however, will be none other than the readers, who are asked to enter their pets' paw prints, locks of their fur, snapshots, medical history, etc. Those looking for inspiration in filling these pages can turn to Day's new picture book Carl Makes a Scrapbook (FSG, $12.95, all ages -31129-3), in which the intrepid dog and baby Madeleine put together an album of family mementos while Mom's back is turned (don't miss the long-haired dachshunds dressed for Halloween on the page labeled ``Holidays''). q