A book about friendship, new beginnings and that indescribable measure of love that we call a dog. This story tells of the beginning of a close bond of friendship between Henry and his new pet dog, Charley. 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." Henry's parents make it very clear where Charley will be sleeping: in the kitchen. But when Charley starts crying in the middle of the night ... Henry simply can't leave his puppy down there by himself! With warmth, humour and endearing simplicity, Amy Hest tells a tale familiar to everyone who has loved a puppy, while Helen Oxenbury's illustrations portray each tender gesture and charming detail. A beauty of a book.
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Amy Schwartz has written and illustrated many classic books for children, including Bea and Mr. Jones, a Reading Rainbow featured title; What James Likes Best, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award; A Teeny Tiny Baby; Tiny & Hercules; Starring Miss Darlene; A Beautiful Girl; and I Can't Wait. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband, children's bookMore about Amy Hest