Whole Lotta Linky Party Day 2

Here's today's prompt for the linky party from Clutter-Free Classroom:
“Based on the illustrations alone, my favorite picture book is _________.”

Oh this is a tough one! There are so many beautiful picture books out there,

from the deliciously detailed    

to the sublimely simple. Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

But for me, my favorite picture book is:
Good Dog, CarlCarl's Afternoon in the ParkCarl's Summer Vacation

Ok, I know that's 3 books, but since they're a series, I think I should be allowed to choose all of them!  I love, love, love these books! These 3 are my favorite "Carl" books. I don't think there's another picture book out there that can compare. These books have a minimum of text (usually just a line on the first and last pages) but the story flows seamlesly through the illustrations. My children all loved these - here were books that they could "read" to me, just by looking at the pictures! Now, I have to admit, I might be a little bit biased because Carl looks an awful lot like my darling dog:

But, aside from me being a huge rottweiler fan, I really do believe that Alexandra Day's illustrations make the "Carl" series a must-have. By the way, just think of all the writing activities you can do with one of these books - the lack of text lends itself to having students interpret te illustrations and write their own versions.

1 Rustle Up A Response!:

Laura Starnes said... Reply to comment

I wonder if there is one for pit bulls. I think it's so funny, as I look at all of these different blogs to find that we teachers have the biggest "meanest" dogs. My baby is an angel...just like yours looks to be. =)

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