• The character of Charlie is based on Ree's real-life Basset Hound, who she features prominently in his own section on her website www.thepioneerwoman.com. Charlie is perpetually sleepy, always hungry, and downright hilarious, and with Ree's blog receiving more than 20 million hits per month, Charlie is already a fan favorite! • Charlie has his own Facebook page and over 16,000 likes. Friend him, read his daily posts and comment. These fans can't wait for his next book! • Ree's already shared her special lasagna recipe, her delicious Christmas cookies, and her mouthwatering strawberry oatmeal bars that make a perfect afterschool (or anytime) snack. A new adventure with Charlie means another of his favorite recipes for us to try! • Three of Ree's books-including CHARLIE THE RANCH DOG-were #1 on the New York Times bestseller lists! THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS spent more than 18 weeks in the top 10 and her newest cookbook, THE PIONEER WOMAN: FOOD FROM MY FRONTIER, stayed on the list for 26 weeks. • Diane deGroat is the author/illustrator of ROSES ARE PINK, YOUR FEET REALLY STINK, which was a NEW YORK TIMES and PW best-seller; it has sold more than 475,000 copies.