Ree Drummond, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Pioneer Woman Cooks series of books, and her lovable hound Charlie trade in nap time for game time in Charlie Plays Ball.
With expressive illustrations by Diane deGroat, a delicious recipe from Ree Drummond, and the hilarious antics of Charlie, this hardcover picture book is an excellent gift.
Life on the ranch means lots of time outside, either helping out with the cattle or tossing around a ball with the family. From football to soccer to basketball, Charlie’s ready to jump into the game and take his team to victory.
But Charlie’s favorite part of sports comes after the winning goal when everyone breaks for a postgame meal. He may be more of a benchwarmer when it comes to athletics, but Charlie will always be the MVP of dinnertime!
A sweet and funny follow-up to the New York Times bestselling picture book Charlie the Ranch Dog from Ree Drummond, the Pioneer Woman.
About the Author
Ree Drummond is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks, The Pioneer Woman Cooks: Food from My Frontier, and The Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays. Ree’s beloved website, The Pioneer Woman, was founded in 2006 and showcases her cooking, photography, and anecdotes about country life. Her cooking show, The Pioneer Woman, premiered on Food Network in 2011. Ree loves Ethel Merman songs, Lucille Ball, and The Godfather. She lives on a working cattle ranch in Oklahoma with her husband and four children.
Diane deGroat is the illustrator of more than 120 children's books and the author-illustrator of bestselling books about Gilbert, including Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants! (Gilbert Goes Green); April Fool! Watch Out at School!; Mother, You're the Best! (But Sister, You're a Pest!); Last One in Is a Rotten Egg!; and the New York Times bestseller Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink. Diane lives in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Date of Birth:January 6, 1969
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Synopsis- Charlie the Basset Hound is a ranch dog. He ropes, he rides, and he eats – okay he really doesn’t rope and he just rides in trucks but he does eat a lot. And eats. Besides eating, Charlie also loves it when the ranch people play ball. Come with Charlie as he goes and PLAYS BALL! [He also takes a nap and eats, but that’s not the point] What I Thought- Charlie is amazing. The series is awesome. I may be a tad biased, because we also have a basset hound and the books has the basset personality down pat. The books are funny and really cute. I love the fact that Charlie is a real dog. It brings a good touch of realism to the story. The illustrations are funny, usually with under-lying humor in the background. For example, Charlie has a little chipmunk friend on almost every page. Ms. Drummond really knows how to write a great story! *NOTE* I got a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review
Very cute with great illustrations. We always enjoy Ree Drummond's books about Charlie.
Received book quickly . Grandson Charlie will cherish .
These books keep the attention of my niece and nephew all the way through. Illustration is done really well. Story is always entertaining. I purchased this one specifically for my nephew and he loved it and wanted to read it over and over.