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Charley's First Night

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ISBN13: 9780763640552
ISBN10: 0763640557
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"Skittish, curious, loving, and vividly adorable, Henry's new puppy, Charley, epitomizes the idea that while being a fledging pet owner isn't always easy, it's entirely worthwhile. Charley is a bit overwhelmed by his new surroundings, but Henry patiently shows him around the house, makes him a cozy bed, and responds to nighttime howling in a heartbeat. Meanwhile, Henry's parents want to make sure the boundaries of behavior — for both pet and owner — are crystal clear from the get-go ('I would be in charge of feeding Charley, they said, and I couldn't wait to feed Charley every day forever'). Henry sees the job through thanks to his unconditional love for his canine charge, a budding sense of duty, and a little bending of the rules. With a voice that's sweetly comic and deeply sympathetic, Hest (Letters to Leo) beautifully imagines a serious, careful little boy who's juggling the needs of multiple parties. Oxenbury (King Jack and the Dragon), wonderful as always in chronicling the small dramas of domestic life, will have readers falling in love with this duo from the very first page. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Amy Hest is the author of many beloved and award-winning picture books, including Kiss Good Night, illustrated by Anita Jeram, and When Jessie Came Across the Sea, illustrated by P.J. Lynch. Amy Hest lives in New York City.

Helen Oxenbury is the illustrator of many well-loved books, including most recently Theres Going to Be a Baby, written by her husband, John Burningham. Helen Oxenbury lives in London.

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Miss Sarah, January 11, 2013 (view all comments by Miss Sarah)
Henry is telling the story of the night he found Charley. “It was snowing that night, and Charley wanted me to carry him home.” Henry takes the small puppy home and shows him all around the house, telling him “this is home.” Henry’s parents make is clear that it will be his responsibility to take care of Charley; and the puppy has to sleep in the kitchen. Henry makes a nice bed for Charley in the kitchen and lays his face next to the puppy until he falls asleep. When Charley starts to cry in the middle of the night Henry runs to take care of him. Before the night is over, Henry and Charley are both asleep in Henry’s bed. This is a very true-to-life story combined with beautiful illustrations that children will be able to relate to. It is a heartwarming look at the love between a young boy and his new puppy.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763640552
Author:
Hest, Amy
Publisher:
Candlewick Press (MA)
Author:
Oxenbury, Helen
Author:
Various
Subject:
Animals - Dogs
Subject:
Children s Animals-Animal Stories-Dogs
Subject:
Art/Architecture
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
dogs;family;picture book
Edition Description:
Picture book
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from P up to 1
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4-COLOR
Pages:
32
Dimensions:
10.14 x 8.75 x 0.41 in 0.83 lb
Age Level:
from 3 up to 6

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Product details 32 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763640552 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Skittish, curious, loving, and vividly adorable, Henry's new puppy, Charley, epitomizes the idea that while being a fledging pet owner isn't always easy, it's entirely worthwhile. Charley is a bit overwhelmed by his new surroundings, but Henry patiently shows him around the house, makes him a cozy bed, and responds to nighttime howling in a heartbeat. Meanwhile, Henry's parents want to make sure the boundaries of behavior — for both pet and owner — are crystal clear from the get-go ('I would be in charge of feeding Charley, they said, and I couldn't wait to feed Charley every day forever'). Henry sees the job through thanks to his unconditional love for his canine charge, a budding sense of duty, and a little bending of the rules. With a voice that's sweetly comic and deeply sympathetic, Hest (Letters to Leo) beautifully imagines a serious, careful little boy who's juggling the needs of multiple parties. Oxenbury (King Jack and the Dragon), wonderful as always in chronicling the small dramas of domestic life, will have readers falling in love with this duo from the very first page. Ages 3 — 6." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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