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|Charlie and the new baby|
Author: Drummond, Ree
The loveably lazy basset hound Charlie is still King of the Ranch. If there's a problem among the animals, Charlie's there to save the day, after he takes another nap.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 1.90
Points: .5 Quiz: 166467
School Library Journal (09/01/14)
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School Library Journal - 09/01/2014 K-Gr 2—Charlie the Ranch Dog is concerned. His family has brought a calf inside the house. He knows that "Mama and the kids" will give the calf lots of tender loving care, but when he feels they have forgotten to attend to his needs, he ends his day dreaming about "a time when a dog could lie on his own bed. A time when a dog could get a bath and a belly rub from time to time. A time before this silly ol' calf ever showed up." Charlie's quiet tolerance is rewarded by morning, though. He receives a thank-you lick on the head from the reinvigorated calf. Charlie's enviousness is easy to understand when looking at deGroat's realistic illustrations. His longing for attention is reflected in his facial features and body language. The watercolor-over-digital-art paintings make readers feel at home. Drummond includes a child-friendly recipe for Egg-in-a-Hole at the back of the book.—Tanya Boudreau, Cold Lake Public Library, AB, Canada - Copyright 2014 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.