BOOK: OLIVER AND PATCH
AUTHOR: CLARIE FREEDMAN
ILLUSTRATOR: KATE HINDLEY
PUBLISHER: SIMON & SCHUSTER
AGE RECOMMENDED: 3+
Oliver has moved from the countryside to the city and is feeling lonely. His new home is very different from what he’s used to, and he’s left all his friends behind. When out exploring one day, Oliver finds Patch, a dog out on the loose on his own. Oliver and Patch quickly become friends, Patch helping Oliver feel less lonely. But Patch is missing his owner, and Oliver realizes it’s time to try and reunite them, even if it means being on his own again. Even though he does not want to lose his new best friend, Oliver decides to do The Right Thing.
A beautiful story of friendship between a boy and a dog. Sometimes in life, we have to sacrifice what we love the most and we have to overcome that feeling. It will be very hard to accept that feeling, but it’s the right thing to do. This beautiful life lesson is taught in this beautiful story. The illustrations are cute and so bright, that children will enjoy this cute story.
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