When Charley Met Grampa

by Amy Hest and Helen Oxenbury

Henry is excited for Grampa to meet his new puppy, Charley. He and Charley head out... read more

Henry is excited for Grampa to meet his new puppy, Charley. He and Charley head out on a snowy Sunday to meet Grampa at the train station, and wait a long time before the train finally comes. Will Grampa and Charley like each other? There a little uncertainty and a few moments of high drama before all is well in Amy Hest's charming picture-book story. "That night Charley jumped on the bed with Grampa. He looked in Grampa's eyes and Grampa looked back, which is code for I love you, I love you, I love you." Lovely descriptions and details distinguish a finely paced narrative graced with Helen Oxenbury's warm, charming illustrations. (Ages 3-6)

© Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2014

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