Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where's the Bacon? (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

by Ree Drummond (Author) Diane de Groat (Illustrator)

Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where's the Bacon? (I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading)

Kids already love Charlie the Ranch Dog from the #1 New York Times bestselling picture book by Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.

Now hard-working, bacon-loving basset hound Charlie is starring in his own I Can Read series! In Charlie the Ranch Dog: Where's the Bacon?, a new dog comes to visit. Things get off to a bad start. Rowdy doesn't understand Charlie is the boss of the ranch. He sleeps in Charlie's bed, drinks Charlie's water, and worst of all, he eats Charlie's bacon. Charlie has to get Rowdy under control. And he really needs to find more bacon!

Where's the Bacon? is a Level One I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for children learning to sound out words and sentences.

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PreS-Gr 2--Charlie is a happy hound, the "boss" of his ranch, until another dog comes to visit and invades his territory. Rowdy eats his food, drinks his water, and even gets tummy rubs from his "mama." Charlie tolerates these affronts until he discovers Rowdy sleeping in his bed. That is the last straw. Charlie howls and scares the interloper right out the door and into the doghouse. However, instead of feeling better, Charlie realizes that Rowdy might be lonely out there and decides to go and share a bone with him. This early reader concludes with the dogs becoming friends and showing children that sometimes sharing can make a real difference. This book has a solid story line and the delightful illustrations work well. It supports Common Core State Standards by providing new readers with strong content to support key ideas and details. An appealing additon to most beginning-reader collections.--Melissa Smith, Royal Oak Public Library, MI

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Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Publication date
June 20, 2013
I Can Read! Level 1: Beginning Reading
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV002090 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Farm Animals
JUV025000 - Juvenile Fiction | Lifestyles | Farm Life & Ranch Life
JUV002070 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Dogs
JUV043000 - Juvenile Fiction | Readers | Beginner
Library of Congress categories
Ranch life
Basset hound

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