Drummond, Ree Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where’s the Bacon? Illustrated by Diane deGroat Harper, 2013. $16.99 EARLY READER Content: G.
Charlie is a ranch dog and his day is constantly interrupted by Rowdy, a dog that is visiting their ranch. Rowdy eats Charlie’s bacon, sleeps in his bed and gets rubs from his owner. Finally Charlie has had enough and he gets mad at Rowdy. Rowdy runs out to the doghouse and whimpers. Charlie feels bad, so he shares his bone with him.
This is a fun story about two dogs and how sharing isn’t always easy, but it’s important to be nice to others. The illustrations are realistic and attractive and the text is only 2-3 simple sentences per page.
EL (K-3)-ADVISABLE. Reviewer, C. Peterson.