Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Favorite Picture Book Blogfest

   Today I am protecipating in Megan of The Write at Home Mom's blogfeat. She has asked everyone to tell what their favorite picture book is. This is to honor all those authors who go us all started reading and enjoying stories.
   Today I would like to introduce my favorite picture book or rather books.
I just can't decide on just one of the series.

   Alexandra Day's Carl the Rottweiler books. I have been hooked since I saw the first Carl and baby book. "Good Dog, Carl"

   These books are great because the artwork is extrodinary.  Children of all ages will enjoy these books. There are very few words. The stories are all told by pictures. This allows your to make up your own stories, so they are constantly changing.

   I use to have all the Carl books at my house for any children that came over. I also bought my sister a set for her daughters and son. They enjoyed them tremendously, and you should have heard their stories of Carl.

   There are quite a few Carl book out now. Do yourself and every child you know a favor and check them out.

  Oh and check out Carl's website as well you will find it at


Megan K. Bickel said...

I haven't seen these books yet! There is something wonderfully magical about books that are told mostly in pictures. Thanks for the recommendation!

And thank you for participating in my blogfest!

Anonymous said...

I love that you chose the wordless Carl books. There is so much to be said for the stories that children and parents can create together using wordless picture books. Great choice!

KO: The Insect Collector said...

Love this-- I hadn't heard of them. Will add them to my next library trip. My kids will be thrilled.

Lori said...

Oh yes, Pam, this is an oldie but goodie for sure. The illustrations are just delightful and truly engage the imagination. Great choice!

Theres just life said...

Hi Megan and KO: Do check out the books they are great.
Hi Library voice, Yes the stories we make up are great, esepcially the children's versions. I heard may an amazing story with these books.
Hi Lori, The illustrations are great aren't they.

Alison Stevens said...

I love the books that allow you to make up the story to fit the pictures. We have Trainstop, and it has no words; my boys love it.

Theres just life said...

Thanks for dropping by Alison. I haven't seen the Trainstop I will have to check it out. We have a whole new generation coming up in our family now. So I would need it for ahh them.
That's my story and I'm stickin' to it.

Grillyfish said...

How beautiful! We used to have a word-less picture book that was set in the jungle and my sister and I could spend hours "reading" it! Thanks :)

Theres just life said...

Hi Grillyfish, I think the wordless one are the best stories.