Patch and Ruby by Anouska Jones
  

Patch and Ruby

Written by Anouska Jones
Illustrated by Gwynneth Jones

Synopsis

Patch and Ruby by Anouska Jones

Patch the pony is lonely, but one day something happens that changes his life forever. A wonderful tale about friendship and finding out where you belong. Patch the pony is lonely. He has fun with his young owner, Sam, and the other farm animals are friendly, but sometimes it feels as if he still doesn't quite fit in. Then one day Sam has an idea and something happens that changes Patch's life forever. Patch and Ruby is a wonderful, often very funny tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.

Reviews

A story to warm the hearts of young children while they enjoy the entertaining illustrations by Gwynneth Jones. Another delightful book from EK Books School Days Jones's narrative is warm and restrained enough to sustain short attention spans whilst the illustrations excite the tactile senses and illicit quite a bit of cheeky humour. Keep an eye out for the chook in rollers. So clever. Boomerang Books Blog This book is ideal to use as a starting point to discuss with kids what friendship means and the different types of friends. It's a beautifully illustrated book by Gwynneth Jones who brings the characters to life especially the gossiping hens. The Mummy Project Patch and Ruby is a heartfelt metaphor about everyone's yearning for a soul mate and the inevitable obstacles along the way. While younger children will embrace the humour and quirkiness of gossiping poultry and tiny guardians of the veggie patch, the deeper tale of finding someone to call home resonates on every page. Kids

's loneliness. The theme of not fitting in and finding a friend who 'gets you'

...in particular, finding a friend who fits just right. With its loveable farmyard animals and positive message it will appeal to from ages 3-6. -- Sandy Fussell BOOK: Patch and Ruby This is a sweet look at friendship, the need to belong, and the improvement a good friend can bring to your life. -- Dena Book Roundup, Picture Books

About the Author

Anouska Jones is a publisher, editor, book reviewer and writer. She is the Publisher for Exisle Publishing and EK Books, and is the Senior Editor of children's literature website Kids' Book Review. She lives on her rural property with her husband and daughter, three horses, six chickens, one dog, one cat and one budgie. Gwynneth Jones drew all through her maths book at school, so left to study art at TAFE and then majored in Plant and Wildlife Illustration at the University of Newcastle. Since then, Gwynneth has been imagining and drawing madly, exhibiting and holding market stalls, and creating picture books.

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Book Info

Format

Hardback
32 pages
Interest Age: From 4 to 10 years

Author

Anouska Jones
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Publisher

EK Books an imprint of Exisle Publishing

Publication date

1st October 2016

ISBN

9781925335224


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