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Charley's First Night - Amy Hest, Helen Oxenbury
Charley's First Night
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Two of our most beloved picture book creators team up to tell a classic story of a child, his new puppy, and a first night home.On Charley’s first night, Henry carries his new puppy in his old baby blanket all the way to his house. He shows Charley every room, saying, "This is home, Charley." He... show more
Two of our most beloved picture book creators team up to tell a classic story of a child, his new puppy, and a first night home.On Charley’s first night, Henry carries his new puppy in his old baby blanket all the way to his house. He shows Charley every room, saying, "This is home, Charley." He says that a lot so that Charley will know that he is home. Henry’s parents are very clear about who will be walking and feeding Charley (Henry will, and he can’t wait). They are also very clear about where Charley will be sleeping: Charley will be sleeping in the kitchen. But when the crying starts in the middle of the night, Henry knows right away that it’s Charley! And it looks like his parents’ idea about where Charley is going to sleep may have to change. With warmth, humor, and endearing simplicity, Amy Hest tells a tale familiar to everyone who has loved a puppy, while Helen Oxenbury renders each tender gesture and charming detail in a beauty of a book that children will be eager to take home.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780763640552 (0763640557)
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Pages no: 32
Edition language: English
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ereksonj
ereksonj rated it
This was like a prequel to Hest's other boy and his dog book, The Reader. I liked this one more, because it's about disobedience in the face of a Catch-22. It was a better narrative because of that conflict than The Reader. I appreciate the 'boy and his dog' from The Reader more now since reading Lu...
A Rep Reading
A Rep Reading rated it
4.0 Charley's First Night
An adorable book about a boy and his new puppy and their first night together.
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