One of our Books of the Year 2014 - October 2014 Book of the Month Can training Patch, a loveable Labrador puppy, help Joe find some happiness after the death of his father? Joe and his dad have always wanted a dog but, when his dad is killed Joe can’t see how they will ever have one. But then Joe meets Patch at Helper Dogs and he knows that this is just the dog for him! Joe needs to train Patch to make him a useful companion to someone in need. Joe is sure he can do it. But can Patch also help Joe as he overcomes the rawness of his grief after his father is killed? A moving story about a very special relationship between one boy and a pup.
Patch is a yellow Labrador puppy in need of a home this Christmas. 11-year-old Joe is dreading the holidays - his first Christmas without Dad. It will never be the same again. But then mum tells Joe about the Helper Dog Training programme. Can Joe adopt Patch for six months, give him a home and teach him to become a Helper Dog? But what about when it comes to saying goodbye?
Megan Rix is a dog-lover and professional dog-handler and uses her own extensive experience to write wonderful doggie books. You may also like to read The Bomber Dog, a heroic war dog in World War Two, A Soldier's Friend, a tale of friendship between a cat and dog set in the First World War...and The Victory Dogs set in the Blitz.
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review The Bomber Dog which is also by Megan Rix. You can read their reviews below.
If you love Michael Morpurgo, you will enjoy this Express
A moving tale told with warmth, kindliness and lashings of good sense that lovers of Dick King-Smith will especially appreciate The Times
Every now and then a writer comes along with a unique way of storytelling ... Meet Megan Rix. Her novels are deeply moving and will strike a chord with animal lovers LoveReading
|Publication date:||2nd October 2014|
|Publisher:||Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Animals|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
Megan Rix was born in London and lived in America, Singapore and New Zealand before marrying and moving to the East of England. When not writing she can be found walking by the river with her dogs, Traffy and Bella, who are usually in the river.More About Megan Rix