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When Oliver finds a little lost dog he makes his first friend in the big new city. A stunning new book from Claire Freedman and Kate Hindley.Oliver is finding the big city a lonely and scary place but when he finds a little lost dog he makes his first friend in the city.The trouble is, he knows that somewhere out there someone is missing the little dog just as much as he iWhen Oliver finds a little lost dog he makes his first friend in the big new city. A stunning new book from Claire Freedman and Kate Hindley.Oliver is finding the big city a lonely and scary place but when he finds a little lost dog he makes his first friend in the city.The trouble is, he knows that somewhere out there someone is missing the little dog just as much as he is loving having him, So, with a heavy heart, Oliver sets about doing the right thing. A beautifully told story with a lovely, uplifting ending. Praise for The Great Snortle Hunt:"This is mirrored brilliantly by the illustrations, particularly by the ingenious use of the space on the page. Kate Hindley is a newcomer in the picture book world but definitely one to watch. Her style is sleek and child-friendly, with plenty of detail throughout, and she uses a beautiful palette of colours which is enhanced by the use of mat paper, to wonderful effect." Armadillo, Winter 2012"This charmingly illustrated book is guaranteed to make reading time extra exciting." Creative Steps, Summer 2012"Will delight young readers. The beautiful illustrations by Kate Hindley are modern and scenic…a real treat for word lovers of all ages." We Love this Book, Summer 2012"Young readers will love the build-up of excitement... Freedman knows what children like and her words are well-matched by Hindley's spikey images... the page shape too is used to maximum effect in this affirming production" Books for Keeps, July 2012Praise for Claire Freedman's 'Underpants' series"Will make kids laugh" The Sun"This fantastic rhyming story [...] is simply pantastic!" Galaxy British Book Awards 2008"Daft and absurdly amusing book." Prima Baby & Pregnancy...

Title : Oliver & Patch
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ISBN : 9780857079534
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Oliver & Patch Reviews

  • Archit Ojha
    2019-01-22 16:45

    Lovely!A lost dog + a lonely boy!One of the best combinations! For the boys and girls who feel lonely because they moved to a new city or new school, Oliver & Patch is a perfect read.Illustrations are making me overwhelmed with happiness. They are super cute and adorable.This little book reminded me of my childhood days when I found Eva, my dog, who decided to rule my family and continues to.

  • Figgy
    2019-01-28 17:40

    This is a really sweet story coupled with really sweet illustrations, but the underlying message is the greatest thing here.Who among us animal lovers, child or grown-up, hasn’t met a gorgeous animal out and about and wanted to have them in our lives? Who hasn’t stopped to help a lost dog, and perhaps bonded with it in the time it took for its owners to be found and come to collect their baby? But we say goodbye when their parents collect them because we’d like someone to do the same should our own dog or cat go missing.It’s not our pet, we know that, but it’s also not like we can add them on facebook to keep up with what’s going on in their world.These fleeting moments will likely be the only we have with this animal, and then it will go home and get on with its life. The rest of this review can be found HERE!

  • Joanne
    2019-02-01 23:53

    Originally posted on Once Upon a Bookcase.Oliver & Patch by Claire Freedman, was unexpected, but a joy to read! A really sweet picture book!Oliver has moved from the countryside to the city, and is feeling lonely. His new home is very different from what he's used to, and he's left all his friends behind. When out exploring one day, Oliver finds Patch, a dog out on the loose on his own. Oliver and Patch quickly become friends, Patch helping Oliver feel less lonely. But Patch is missing his owner, and Oliver realises it's time to try and reunite them, even if it means being on his own again.This is a beautiful story about the power of friendship, but also of love for animals. It's lovely seeing what a different Patch's presence makes to Oliver's life, once he's no longer alone. The fun they have together puts a smile on Oliver's face, and their antics will have any child smiling too. But Olive & Patch is also a really sweet moral story, about doing the right thing. Patch isn't Oliver's dog, and knows he has to give him back - and not only because Patch is missing his owner, but because it's simply the right thing to do. This is a great story to teach young children about being selfless and thinking of others, and doing the right thing.Hindley's brightly coloured illustrations are so cute, ans surprisingly detailed despite their simplistic nature. There's lots to see in the full-page illustrations, and they will have children lingering over the pages.Any child with a pet of their own, dog or otherwise, will warm to Patch, and know exactly how Oliver feels having him around. A great story to read with your child while they're cuddling their pet!Thank you to Simon & Schuster Children's Books for the review copy.

  • Laura Gratwohl
    2019-01-27 21:31

    This is such a lovely book about friendship. Oliver had just moved from the countryside to the city and he felt sad. He missed his friends. Everyone in the city ignored him. He then came across a lost dog. He took him home and looked after him. They did everything together. One day in the park, Patch found his owner. Oliver felt sad as thought he was loosing his friend in Patch, but the girl said they all could be friends and Oliver was very happy. Such a lovely story about friendship and kindness. Not only befriending the dog and then the girl but also looking after the dog.

  • Mary Dewley
    2019-02-03 15:32

    For anyone who has ever found and then lost a friend and a home. The resilience of Oliver to overcome his sadness and find beauty in the city and its inhabitants was very touching. I was surprised there was a lack of adult supervision when he would wander the city. He seemed more of an adult in a child's body, especially the decisions he made. I still enjoyed the story and the colorful artwork.

  • Stephanie Tournas
    2019-01-31 22:49

    Adorable! Little boy misses the country, finds a dog, feels better. The dog is claimed, and he makes a friend. LOVE the illustrations!

  • Mehsi
    2019-01-21 18:45

    I spotted this in the library, and I just fell in love with the cover. I loved how it looked, and not only that, but I also was highly curious about the story behind these 2 characters.Meet Oliver, he just moved to the big city, and he isn't really liking it so far (I can imagine, there was absolutely nothing green, or remotely fun, to do). But then he meets a dog, a dog named Patch. He is delighted, finally a friend, finally something fun to do. And yes, I loved Oliver and Patch's things, but, I did have a question. Why did the parents (if they are there, they were mysteriously not there) allow Patch to stay? And for a few days even? If this was my kid, I would have said that the dog can stay one night, but then it would be time to do a search, and I would help him out with that. Not let the kid do all the work, and then just leave him with the dog and also let him buy a crapload of expensive toys and fun dog stuff. I felt absolutely sorry for the little kid who lost Patch. I do also hope that Oliver learns a lesson. Just because you find a dog, doesn't mean it is yours to take. No, just no.But that was really my only big gripe with this book. Everything else, the illustrations, the ending (ahhh, that ending, I just cried), and of course the cover was great, and that is also why I rated the book 4 stars. All in all, I would still recommend this book to everyone. It was a fun read, with beautiful illustrations that will suck you up in the world of Oliver and Patch.Review first posted at

    2019-01-27 17:58

    Oliver moves to the big city. He misses his old home in the countryside, but most of all, he misses his friends. One day, he finds a little lost dog called Patch. They spend two wonderful days together and become friends, but Oliver knows that somewhere out there someone must be looking for Patch. Even though he does not want to lose his new best friend, Oliver decides to do The Right Thing. This beautifully told story about friendship is suitable for EYFS and KS1, and can be used across the wide spectrum of subjects: English (shared, guided and independent reading), Numeracy (counting), PSHE/P4C (to teach about friendship, thinking about others and doing the right thing even when it makes you unhappy), geography (living in a city and in the countryside), and art (drawing).

  • Kate
    2019-02-17 22:54

    This book has a cute story - boy meets dog, dog find real owner, boy gets new friend. It's one of those cute picture book universes where adults only exist as backdrop, and children go about their days finding dogs and buying dog food etc. The illustrations were so bright and welcoming, despite the fact that it was raining sometimes. It was such a joyous depiction of city life, I thought - brightness and colour everywhere, bustling, but also calm at night, when Oliver is looking at everyone winding down in their apartments. It was pretty beautiful.

  • Allie
    2019-02-05 15:30

    Bought this to read to my nephew (also called Oliver!!) - lovely little story of a lost dog and small boy. Oliver has recently moved house and makes his first friend in a little lost dog called Patch, they have fun together but Oliver knows that someone will be looking for him. Nice pictures and a gentle tale of friendship. Lovely story to read aloud to young children, colourful illustrations and the obligatory happy ending for both Oliver and Patch.

  • Carly
    2019-02-04 17:58

    i bought this book for my child. it is a really cute story of a little boy in the city who find a lost dog and has a lot of fun with his new friend. it is beautifully illustrated and my child really loves having this story read to him. The actual book is pretty big which makes it good for reading to a few children or for helping to keep little ones attention because there is a lot to look at. We enjoy reading this book

  • Angel Serrano
    2019-01-31 15:52

    Oliver se ha mudado a la ciudad, pero echa de menos su casa y sus amigos en el campo. Un día encuentra a un perro en la calle, Patch. Cuando por fin encuentran a su dueño, Oliver piensa que ha perdido a su amigo, pero en realidad ha ganado otro.

  • Ruth
    2019-01-25 19:53

    Read & reviewed for the Bookbag