"Everyone's favorite Rottweiler is back in top form. Carl's family has planned a surprise party for him and as last-minute preparations take shape, Carl and baby Madeleine are sent to take their naps at a neighbor's. Naturally Carl sneaks back into the house with Madeleine in tow, inspects most of the presents (and hides a package containing dog shampoo), adds sugar to the punch and samples the cake and so forth, all the while covering his tracks. Carl and Madeleine conspire sweetly, and their maneuvers are more affectionate that naughty.
The realistic illustrations provide lots of action, adventure and suspense as Carl and baby narrowly avoid disaster. - (Los Angeles Times)
THIS BOOK IS SIGNED BY ALEXANDRA DAY & WITH A STAMP-PRINT OF THE REAL CARL'S PAW."