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Oct 15, 2013 Barbara rated it liked it
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
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 :)
Sep 25, 2013 Regina Spiker rated it really liked it
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 thin...no matter what." Cute illustrations follow a simple storyline.
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 24, 2014 Clare and Tammy - Teachers for Teachers rated it liked it
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.
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.More about David Slonim...