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Monday 10 October 2016

Review: Patch and Ruby

Patch the pony has everything he could wish for: a home, lush grass, lively companions. He tries to join in with the chooks, ladybugs and mice but he never quite fits. Even Sam, his special girl can’t fill his void.

Then Sam has an idea. It’s risky but there’s a chance Patch will never be lonely again. 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.

Gwyneth Jones’ quirky farmyard characters liven each page but her illustrations of Patch and Ruby stole my heart. Patch and Ruby is a keeper.

Title: Patch and Ruby
Author: Anouska Jones
Illustrator: Gwyneth Jones
Publisher: EK Books, 19.99 RRP (part of the Sugar and Spice 3 book gift set: $39.99)
Publication Date: October 2016
Format: Hard Cover
ISBN: 9781925335224
For ages: 3+ years
Type: Picture Book