WorldCat Identities

Sommer, Carl 1930-

Overview
Works: 151 works in 549 publications in 3 languages and 11,220 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Folklore  Children's films  Children's audiobooks 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Classifications: LC311, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Carl Sommer
The ugly caterpillar by Carl Sommer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speckles the spider and Crumbs the cricket think a caterpillar is too ugly to be their friend, but Annie the ant insists that something beautiful might be inside
Character under attack : &what you can do about it by Carl Sommer( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violent criminal activity, rates of imprisonment, school crime, sexually transmitted disease, teenage pregnancy, and suicide are escalating throughout America. In a nation that has drifted far from its core moral system, Carl Sommer's hard-hitting expose reveals the underlying causes and offers common-sense solutions for improving America's education and moral climate. Sommer, an award-winning author and educator, addresses the issues of moral relativism, the rise of anticulturalism, and the philosophical battle raging behind the lack of character in today's society of diminishing values. Character Under Attack examines the issues and provides practical advice on how parents and educators can create a more respectful society and produce successful children prepared to make this world a better place. Recognizing the spirit in which our Founding Fathers established this great nation, you'll discover from this well-documented book what went wrong and what you can do about it. A must for parents and educators
Schools in crisis : training for success or failure? by Carl Sommer( Book )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Sommer has taught high school students in New York City, counseled students and parents as a high school assistant dean of boys in a school with 3,600 pupils, worked as a foreman of a tool and die shop and managed a manufacturing plant. Shortly after becoming a high school teacher Sommer discovered something seriously wrong with the education his students received; for ten years he researched the problem. To discover solutions to the problems plaguing American education, he sent a survey to 115 principals. He has personally interviewed parents, students, teachers, assistant principals, and principals. With his parental and managerial background Sommer examines the schools from without the system, and with his counseling and educational background, from within. Though exposing many current weaknesses of today's education, Sommer constantly strives to promote practical solutions for successful schools
Mayor for a day by Carl Sommer( Book )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Arabic and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When he gets to be mayor of his small, peaceful town for a day, Davy decides to abolish all rules--which turns out to be a big mistake
King of the Pond by Carl Sommer( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tombo, the biggest, fastest, and strongest tadpole in the pond, teases and chases all the other tadpoles, but he comes to regret his bullying when he turns into the smallest, slowest, and weakest frog
Can you help me find my smile? by Carl Sommer( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teddy, a bear who is constantly grumpy, discovers that the secret to being happy is helping others
No one will ever know by Carl Sommer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When four young squirrels ignore the rules and sneak away to Mr. Smith's farm to eat acorns, trouble strikes in the form of a hungry wolf
The sly fox and the chicks by Carl Sommer( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Even though they have been warned not to talk to strangers, some little chicks go with a sneaky fox who promises them a treat
Tied up in knots by Carl Sommer( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Afrikaans and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until they see their two stubborn mules finally resolve a behavior problem, Benny and Sally refuse to believe that sharing could bring happiness
The richest poor kid = El niño pobre más rico del mundo by Carl Sommer( Book )

12 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and Afrikaans and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Randy hates being poor, so when he is magically granted two wishes, the first thing he wishes is for everything he touches to turn to gold
No longer a Dilly Dally by Carl Sommer( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dilly Dally family likes to play first, but after barely surviving a hard winter they realize that the Work Play family's way makes more sense
If only I were--- by Carl Sommer( Book )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As she tries being one creature after another, from a cat to an elephant trainer, Missy the mouse discovers that everyone has problems and that she can find happiness as herself
You move, you lose by Carl Sommer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Prissy and Stubby Bear are so stubborn that their forest friends decide to teach them a lesson they will never forget
Proud Rooster and Little Hen by Carl Sommer( Book )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Afrikaans and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Proud Rooster never listens to anyone's advice, until finally he gets into serious trouble
I am a lion! by Carl Sommer( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After getting separated from his parents, a young lion begins to wonder what is wrong with him because he is so different from the gazelles he has joined
Your job is easy by Carl Sommer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a mother and father exchange jobs for a day, they each come to respect the value of what the other does
Three little pigs by Carl Sommer( Book )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and Afrikaans and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three little pigs leave home to seek their fortunes and have to deal with a threatening wolf
The Little Red Train by Carl Sommer( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the three big trains refuse to go up the mountain in the deep snow, the Little Red Train finds brave helpers and goes on a rescue mission to take food to the stranded villagers
The great royal race by Carl Sommer( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the help of her father, a princess designs a race among three suitors for her hand in marriage that will reveal her one true love
Light your candle by Carl Sommer( Book )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and Afrikaans and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephanie decides to do something to get rid of crime and violence on her street, leading to a transformation of her school and neighborhood
 
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The ugly caterpillar
Alternative Names
Carl Sommer American businessman

Carl Sommer Amerikaans schrijver

Languages
English (182)

Afrikaans (12)

Arabic (3)

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Character under attack : &what you can do about itSchools in crisis : training for success or failure?Mayor for a dayKing of the PondCan you help me find my smile?No one will ever knowThe sly fox and the chicksTied up in knots