Charley's First Night

By Amy Hest

Illustrated by Helen Oxenbury

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 renders each tender gesture and charming detail in a beauty of a book.

Categories: Picture Books

For readers aged: 3+

  • Publication details:
  • Format: Hardback
  • ISBN: 9781406337402
  • Published: 06 Sep 2012
  • Price: £11.99
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  • Size: 250 x 210 mm
  • Pages: 32

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'Packed full of love, this is an irresistible story of a little boy’s first experience of caring for someone smaller and more frightened than himself.' Lovereading4kids.co.uk

'lovely, warm illustrations and text with a retro feel' CBI recommended reads of 2012

'A lovely story to share with the under-fives and an excellent way to prepare children for their first dog.' INIS Magazine

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