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Charlie's new friend
Drummond, Ree.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York, New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
Physical Description:
30 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
No one steals a carrot from Mama's garden and gets away with it! Charlie howls and chases the thieving rabbit, and then camps out by Mr. Rabbit's hole until he appears. But the sun is so warm and cozy--perfect for a nap! Charlie must try another tactic: luring the rabiit with another carrot. Will Charlie succeed?
Reading Level:
Ages 4-8.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1.9 0.5 148297.
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Audubon Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Clarence Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
East Aurora Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Grand Island Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Hamburg Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Kenmore Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Lancaster Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Orchard Park Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers
Julia Boyer Reinstein Library J READER Juvenile Fiction Readers

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Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Charlie the Ranch Dog, is back with a new I Can Read story featuring our favorite bacon-loving basset hound. In Charlie's New Friend, Charlie the Ranch Dog meets his match in Mr. Rabbit, a sneaky ranch animal that steals from Mama's garden. Charlie tries to think up ways to stop the rabbit from eating up all the yummy carrots, but Mr. Rabbit always seems to be one step ahead!

Charlie's New Friend is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences. With expressive illustrations by acclaimed artist Diane deGroat and Charlie's hilarious antics, this I Can Read story will become a favorite of parents and beginning readers.

Author Notes

Ann Marie Drummond was born on January 6, 1969 in Oklahoma. She is an award winning blogger, New York Times Bestselling Author, food writer, photographer and television personality. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 1991, after studying journalism and gerontology.

Drummond began blogging in May 2006, initially using the subdomain within the Typepad blogging service. She registered her own top-level domain - - on October 18, 2006. Drummond writes about ranch life and homeschooling. A year after launching her blog, she posted her first recipe and a tutorial on "How to Cook a Steak". The tutorial was accompanied by 20 photos explaining the cooking process. Her stories about her husband, family, and country living, and her step-by-step cooking instructions and elaborate food photography, proved highly popular with readers. Confessions of a Pioneer Woman won honors at the Weblog Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010.

Her titles include The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Recipes from an Accidental Country Girl, Black Heels to tractor Wheels, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food From My Frontier, Charlie and the Christmas Kitty, Charlie and the New Baby. Her title The Pioneer Woman Cooks - Dinnertime made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2015. (Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

This adaptation of a story from the author's Charlie the Ranch Dog (2011) into a beginning reader retains the beaglecentric tale and offers a truly engaging experience for emerging readers. The new friend in the subtitle is a pesky rabbit, from whom Charlie knows he needs to protect the garden produce. But in an elegant twist on the typical farmer-versus-wildlife plot, they reach a truce that can serve as a springboard for discussions of cooperation and negotiation. Instead of the illustrations merely repeating the text or vice versa deGroat provides additional elements to the story in her gently colored and humorously expressive pictures, and Drummond's text narrates Charlie's doggie thought process. Wide landscapes, big blue skies, and a cozy kitchen garden make for a gentle setting to this lightly silly tale. It's as much fun as Jane O'Connor's Fancy Nancy series, and the outdoor setting and animal theme will have broad appeal.--Goldsmith, Francisca Copyright 2014 Booklist

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