Reviews for Carl Goes to Daycare
Horn Book Guide Reviews 1994
In Carl the dog's fifth almost-wordless adventure, he accompanies his young charge on a visit to a daycare center. When the door accidentally closes, locking the children in and the teacher out, Carl sedately runs the center, keeps the children on schedule, and finally lets the teacher in. A comical, satisfying answer to a child's worries about daycare. Copyright 1998 Horn Book Guide Reviews
Kirkus Reviews 1993 October
The latest in this popular series about an appealing Rottweiler who takes responsibility for a tiny child in her mother's absence has more of a plot than its predecessors. While her mother says goodbye to the teacher outside, the moppet drags her pull toy into the daycare center, accidentally catching the doorstop and locking the teacher out. Then, while the teacher tries vainly to get back in (as seen through a window and in vignettes), Carl follows the lesson plan on a bulletin board, averts an accident by catching the water cooler just before it topples, and stops a fan that's disrupting the day's art project, strewing paper flowers. Finally, the teacher holds up a sign- -``Carl, open the door''--and he does. There's lots to discover in the kids' freely rendered shenanigans, and it's nice to have literacy save the day (though speech would surely have been as efficacious here). Another charmer, with more substance this time. (Picture book. 3-6) Copyright 1999 Kirkus Reviews
Publishers Weekly Reviews 1993 August #4
Everybody's favorite rottweiler is back for the sixth adventure in Day's immensely popular near-wordless picture book series. This time, the canine Mary Poppins accompanies preschooler Madeleine to daycare. As usual, there's a little intrigue to spice up the outing: here, the teacher accidentally locks herself out of the building. Various insets show the teacher as she tries in vain to break back in. Meanwhile Carl, demonstrating his ability to read, takes over and corrals the kiddies through their appointed activities for the day--snack, crafts, nap, etc. As usual, Carl manages to pull the wool over the adults' eyes; he lets the teacher back in just as Madeleine's mother drives up outside. Day's sunny watercolors continue to have a fresh, timeless appeal, and fans can only hope that her winning duo will be around for a long time to come. All ages. (Oct.) Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.
School Library Journal Reviews 1993 December
PreS-Gr 1-The lovable Rottweiler returns, this time accompanying his young owner on a visit to a daycare center. When the teacher accidentally gets locked outside, Carl takes charge. His reading skills stand him in good stead as he consults the posted list of planned activities and oversees the children in an atmosphere of controlled chaos. Day juxtaposes the indoor scenes with the imaginative but unsuccessful efforts of the teacher as she tries to get into the building. Carl finally solves that problem, too. Fans of the intelligent canine will enjoy the latest entry in the series, and many preschoolers will recognize familiar details of daycare life.-Kathy Piehl, Mankato State University, MN Copyright 1993 Cahners Business Information.