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3.43  ·  Rating Details ·  115 Ratings  ·  25 Reviews
A boy shares three simple stories about his dog, Patch.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 30th 2013 by Roaring Brook Press
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Anyone who loves dogs will enjoy this title, which contains three short stories about a boy and his dog, Patch. It's easy to relate to Patch's experiences as he continues to chase after rabbits even when he always ends up injured from the chase. The second and third stories show that his boy loves him even when he has to sleep outside because of fleas and even when his performance in the dog contest is abysmal. Yes, they love each other, come what may. The story is sweetly sentimental and may ...more
Mar 16, 2014 Bethe rated it liked it
Three cute short stories of a boy and his trusty canine companion, best buds through good times and bad. Endearing illustrations, 3 pages used just for the words rabbit, fleas, and the contest, kinda like chapter titles, wish they had illustrations on them. Hope the binding holds up. Don't forget to look at the back cover!
Great book for newly independent readers with lots of visual cues, white space, and large print. Patch is our narrator's joy & responsibility, through the good and bad, and we follow them through three short, funny adventures. Simple in the best way! Love a good dog book :)
Regina Spiker
Patch is a sweet, little story of a doggie who unfortunately shares his life with fleas, likes to chase rabbits, and tries to win the talent contest. His boy loves him never the less and says "We're buddies through thick and matter what." Cute illustrations follow a simple storyline.
Elaine Bearden
Sep 13, 2013 Elaine Bearden rated it it was amazing
preS-g1, maybe 2

okay, maybe just 4 stars, but such a sweet, sweet story that depicts the relationship between a boy and his dog. Simple "chapters" share vignettes in the child/dog's relationship that reveal the strong emotional bond between them.
Aug 04, 2014 Carissa rated it really liked it
Cute low level "chapter" book. Kids will enjoy this one about a boy and his loyal companion. I can't tell you how many 1st graders ask me for chapter books they can read so this one will definitely be one for me to show them.
Sep 30, 2013 Linda rated it it was amazing
I love this picture book; sweet vignettes of a dog and his boy. Illustrations are adorable. And the back cover is MAGNIFICENT. I mean, simply magnificent.
Jan 02, 2015 Tam rated it liked it
This book has cute illustrations and stories but was too young for my 7-year-old. It's written like a chapter book for very young readers because the three chapters are so short.
Clare and Tammy - Teachers for Teachers
Patch is sweet story about a boy and his dog that many first and second graders will enjoy reading. We also love the ending to this book, as it has an important message about friendship.
Jan 10, 2014 Brindi rated it liked it
I could see using this for turning pages, as a beginning reader since it's divided into "chapters." I like the illustrations.
May 02, 2014 Jacqui rated it liked it
3.5 short chapters tell the story of the ups and downs of a companionship between a boy and his imperfect yet perfect pouch.
Apr 28, 2015 Colette rated it really liked it
Patch is a lot of trouble, but the best buddy and friend a boy could ever have, even with fleas. Paired it with Mine! by Shutta Crum.
Benjamin Elliott
Apr 08, 2016 Benjamin Elliott rated it really liked it
A young boy tells about his dog in three short vignettes. In each one, the dog is imperfect in some way, but the boy loves him anyway.
Three sweet short stories detailing life with a dog. A must-read for dog lovers! My students adored all the stories.
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David Slonim is an award-winning illustrator of many children’s books, including The Deer Watch by Pat Lowery Collins. He lives with his wife, four kids, and a dog named Maggie in Indiana.
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