Features an audio read-along! The creators of Charley’s First Night return with a tale of a boy, a puppy, and a grampa — an enchanting picture book bearing all the hallmarks of a classic. It’s a snowy day, and Grampa is coming by train for a visit. Henry can’t wait! He sets out with Charley, his beloved pup, pulling a sled for Grampa’s suitcase. To pass time at the station, Henry tells Charley about Grampa — how he has the longest feet and snores wild, and how he doesn’t know how to be friends with a dog. At last Grampa arrives, but when a sudden gust of wind blows his hat away, Charley disappears into the whirling snow — and returns, to their relief, carrying Grampa’s green cap! With lyrical simplicity, Amy Hest narrates a small, turning moment in the life of a child and a grandparent, while Helen Oxenbury renders every gesture and detail with signature warmth and charm.
Having gotten to know each other in Charley s First Night (2012), Henry and his dog Charley are now thick as thieves. But Henry s grandfather is visiting, and he has never been friends with a dog before. There s no need to worry, though: Hest and Oxenbury s story is every bit as sweet and tender as its predecessor, and Charley proves he s worthy of Grampa s affection on a snowy afternoon when the man s hat blows away. Oxenbury s meticulous pencil-and-watercolor paintings and Hest s knowing prose continue to reveal the unconditional love that flows between Charley and the humans in his life. Ages 3 7.