Carl and the Meaning of Life

Carl and the Meaning of Life

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When a field mouse asks Carl the earthworm why he tunnels through the dirt, Carl doesn't have an answer, so he sets off to find out
Publisher: New York : Viking Books for Young Readers, 2019
ISBN: 9780451474988
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Alternative Title: Carl & the meaning of life


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OPL_KrisC Dec 26, 2019

Great watercolor illustrations along with a story that will have kids asking "Why?" a lot and can lead to some good discussion on ecosystems.

VaughanPLTiziana Oct 16, 2019

A nice story about an earthworm named Carl who spends his days digging, tunneling, and turning dirt into soil until one day when a mouse asks him "Why?" and Carl doesn't know why. He goes on a hunt for answers to the meaning of life, asking various animals in the forest. Through his journey, Carl realizes that all creatures, even the smallest ones like himself, have an important job and make a huge difference by just being themselves.

Jun 01, 2019

THIS BOOK IS FANTASTIC! The watercolors are so skillfully done and Carl's search for meaning is heartfelt. A wonderful addition to anyone teaching their children about decay or the life cycle of earthworms. I loved it!

Ms_Gaye May 02, 2019

What a wonderful tale! Beautifully illustrated and informative - an intriguing way to share the value of a worm's contribution to our environment. Ages 3-6


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