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Patches Lost and Found

Patches Lost and Found
Written by Steven Kroll
Illustrated by Barry Gott

$16.95 ($26.00 CAN)
ISBN #1-890817-53-8
Ages 5-8
K-Grade 3
11 1/2" x 9"
40 pages
Picture-book fiction

Editorial Reviews
School Library Journal,

"A masterful blend of text and illustration. Kroll has fashioned a suspenseful, kid-friendly picture book that works on several levels. On the same day that Jenny's pet guinea pig disappears, her class is assigned a writing project. Although she loves to draw, she has trouble composing stories and is anxious about the assignment. First, Jenny puts her artistic talents to work making ‘missing' posters to put up all over town. She is so distraught over the loss of Patches that she imagines that terrible things have befallen him . . . . She translates all of her anxiety into drawings that show the worst of her fears. All ends well when a neighbor returns her beloved pet and Jenny constructs a narrative to accompany the pictures she has drawn. Gott's digitally generated cartoons are perfect for the story."

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