Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 2
Lexile Measure®: 440L
Guided Reading: M
- Animal Stories
- Comedy and Humor
- Farm and Ranch Life
About This Book
Meet a Laid-Back Old-Timer with the Heart of a Hero!
With warm and completely adorable pictures that add a surprising touch of humor, this charming story features a lovable basset who takes readers on a tour of his home.
Charlie lives on a ranch with Suzie, an energetic Jack Russell terrier. Charlie is convinced he does a lot of work around the place — fixing fences, rounding up cattle, working in the garden — but the illustrations suggest that what Charlie really loves is eating bacon and lounging around. It's Suzie who does most of the work, until the cows get into the garden and this old dog shows everyone he just might be as important as he thinks he is. The delightful pictures include a hidden chipmunk in every scene.
Famed for her blog, The Pioneer Woman, author Ree Drummond brings understated humor to her first picture book and concludes the story with a special recipe.