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Charlie the Ranch Dog

by Ree Drummond

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Summary
This book is about a dog named Charlie that lives on a cattle
ranch. Charlie's job is to help herd the cattle but he must keep calm and not get over excited like the other dogs. Charlie see's a calf running away from the herd and needs to get the little calf back on track. While trying to get the calf back to where he belongs Charlie and the calf get stuck in the mud. Charlie can't seem to get out of the mud pit and starts to howl.
Once Charlie's "mom" find him she rescues Charlie and the calf she take Charlie back to the ranch house to clean him up. Charlie doesn't like baths but he likes them better
than being covered in mud.

Personal Reaction
This book is good for children just learning how to read. The pictures and the story itself is very entertaining. The pictures are being and colorful and follow the story perfectly.

Classroom Extension
1. I would gather all the student around the teacher's chair so when the story is read all the students can see the pictures.
2.The students would complete a beginning, middle, and end worksheet.
3. I would have the students create a picture of Charlie the Ranch Dog.
  AshleyTaylor1 | Feb 9, 2016 |
Charlie the Ranch Dog by Ree Drummond
This audio book is about Charlie the dog who works daily on a ranch.
Susie is his best friend, Daisy the cow, sweeping the porch steps is one chore he also does.
He loves breakfast, and then helps Momma in the garden. He naps and then it's time for lunch already. ( )
  jbarr5 | Nov 23, 2015 |
28 months - Charlie is a funny dog who thinks he's working really hard but is actually pretty lazy as a farm dog. Olivia likes this book and you can always tell a memorable book because last night she named her Jack Russell figurine "Suzie". I had to flip through the stack of library books to figure out which book the name came from. ( )
  maddiemoof | Oct 20, 2015 |
Young Reader Reaction: My kids loved Charlie and giggled at his predicament. They also really liked the illustrations. They wanted to read this several times.

Adult Reader Reaction: Charlie is a cute and funny protagonist and the narrative is just right for little kids. I also liked this book.

Read the Pros and our Recommendation in the full review at The Reading Tub®. You can add your review, too.
  TheReadingTub | Oct 2, 2015 |
Summary:
This story is about a dog named Charlie who has a ranch and claims he is the boss around the ranch. Charlie runs into the kitchen for his daily breakfast of bacon and it is gone. He even goes to take a nap and the visitor dog is in his bed. It is evident that the visitor dog took the bacon! He yells at the dog and then the dog runs outside upset and crying. Charlie feels bad and takes the dog some of his dinner and shares it with him.

Personal Reaction: This is a good story for young children to read and listen too. The moral of the story is to learn how to share, even with strangers. It is a great book to read to children starting school for the first time.

Classroom Extension Ideas:
1. Ask the class why it is important to share.
2. Have the class get into groups and each draw out things that they do not mind sharing with others.
  kwander | Sep 17, 2014 |
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0061996556, Hardcover)

Meet Charlie.

He's a ranch dog. Breakfast is his life, especially when bacon is involved. Charlie has dangly ears, floppy skin, and big fat paws. And he loves living in the country. That's because he works like a dog...fixing fences, gardening, and helping his family out on the range.

Yep, it's all work, all the time for Charlie the ranch dog. In fact, he's probably working right now...

Zzzzzzz....

A ranch dog's work is never done!

Come along as Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman, introduces us to her beloved short-legged pioneer dog named Charlie.

A Look Inside Charlie the Ranch Dog
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Whew. That was a close call. It’s a good thing I decided to stay home.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:06 -0400)

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While Charlie, a sleepy basset hound, tells about the busy life of a ranch dog, his best friend Suzie, a Jack Russell terrier, is getting the work done.

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