Outstanding, Toddler, Preschool, Primary, David Slonim, Dogs, Boys, Rabbits, Fleas, Responsibility, Picture Book
Owning a dog is not always easy, but in this story about Patch and his boy they are “buddies through thick and thin.” Three delightful short stories show Patch’s encounter with a prickly bush when chasing rabbits, sleeping outside in the dog house when he has fleas, and failing miserably in a contest of dog tricks even when he could do the tricks perfectly in practice. In each story, Patch’s owner patiently tends to his dog’s hurts, empathizes with his banishment and reaffirms his love for his pet through their disappointments.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 37
, Article 35.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol37/iss10/35