Charley's First Night

Charley's First Night

eBook - 2012
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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 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. Features an audio read-along narrated by author Amy Hest.
Publisher: Somerville : Candlewick Press, 2012
Edition: Read aloud edition
ISBN: 9780763665913
Characteristics: 1 online resource : color illustrations
Additional Contributors: Oxenbury, Helen

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Apr 11, 2018

What a wonderful book, beautiful illustrations, and truly meaningful story! The kindness and consideration shown to Charley shows that even a child has the power to make the world a safer and more caring place! Love this book!

aforr71 Aug 20, 2014

How does the bond between a boy and a dog begin? With a first night of love and care, as this book shows.

leafsfan67 Sep 22, 2013

A lovely story, but a little wordy for a picture book.


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