Let’s meet some dogs.

We begin by learning about “Charley’s First Night,” by Amy Hest. Anyone who has been through a new pet has shared this experience.

Henry tells us that his new puppy Charley wants to be carried home through the snow. Charley is a small yellow dog who gets his way.

He is carried home in Henry’s old baby blanket. When they get home, Henry shows Charley all around the house, including Henry’s room, and tells him that his parents have made it very clear that Henry is in charge of Charley.

He must walk him and feed him. They also made it clear that Charley would be sleeping in the kitchen. Charley gets a bed, a clock and a toy, but it isn’t enough. Henry waits for him to go to sleep and creeps out to his own room.

In the middle of the night, Charley lets everyone know that he is not happy and of course eventually ends up in Henry’s bed. We do not know if this gets to last as we leave them sleeping soundly.

In “The Patterson Puppies and the Rainy Day,” by Leslie Patricelli, we meet the four Patterson Pups.

Andy, Penelope, Zack and Petra have run out of things to do on this rainy day. We watch as they sit and sit, bored and wishing for sunshine.

Petra has an idea. She suggests an indoor beach party. They get to work. They put on their swimsuits, they get out beach towels, and Momma brings snacks and teacups filled with water. They eat and dance around until Andy dumps a teacup and looks at the puddle. They take turns splashing. You know what is coming.

With help from some buckets and the bathtub, the puddle gets bigger. So does the fun, until Momma and Daddy show up.

At least the Patterson Puppies had lots to do the remainder of the day as they clean up. We leave them watching TV and having a popcorn “storm.” Guess another cleanup is in the future.

“Oh No, George!” by Chris Haughton brings us another adventure about a dog in trouble. George’s owner, Harry, goes out, and as he leaves, he asks George if he can be good.

George agrees. We then watch as George constantly gets into trouble, each time asking whether Harry would like it. He decides that Harry would at least understand. After he eats the cake and riles the cat, he digs up the plants and then Harry comes home. He is appalled at what George has done.

George apologizes and Harry sends him out for a walk. George ignores a cake, ignores the cat and the flowers.

A smelly can of trash catches his nose and we leave him with the question “What will George do?”

This could lead to a great discussion of what we think George does and how to resist temptation.