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The New York TimesCharley's First Night is one of those stories that are delicious precisely because they are not something new, but something familiar. Hest understands the way small boys think and what tugs at their heartstrings. She's got a pretty good feel for puppies, too, as does Oxenbury…who uses soft brush strokes and muted colors to give the book a warm, intimate, bedtime glow. There's really no question that these two companions will end up sleeping in the same bed. The sweetness is in how they find themselves there and how readers will recognize themselves in the story.