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My Puppy Patch

by Theo Heras, illustrated by Alice Carter

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dogs, new experience, friendship
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list price: $18.95
edition:Hardcover
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ISBN:9781772780802
publisher: Pajama Press Inc.
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From the author and illustrator of Our New Kittens, an empowering story for young children about training a new puppy

It’s a big day for Patch the puppy as her girl decides to take her for her first walk outside of the yard. Patch needs to learn her manners, but the playful pup is sometimes too excited to listen! With patience and perseverance, Patch’s girl guides her new canine companion through basic commands including “sit,” “stay,” and “down,” making sure to dole out plenty of treats and belly rubs for a job well done along the way.

This delightful story from author, performer, and children’s librarian Theo Heras is a great introduction for young children about caring for and training a puppy, complemented by Alice Carter’s warm, inviting illustrations and a sturdy format complete with padded cover.

 

About the Authors
Theo Heras is a performer, speaker, book reviewer, and a children’s librarian. Passionate about literature and programming for babies and toddlers, Theo published the picture book Hat On, Hat Off in 2016 to wide critical acclaim. She has also recorded two albums: What Will We Do with the Baby-o?, and Seashell, Sing a Song to Me. Theo lives in Toronto, Ontario.
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ALICE CARTER is an Ottawa based illustrator and writer. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto. Alice is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and CANSCAIP. She is inspired by people watching, music and nature. You can visit Alice’s imagination at www.alicecarter.com
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
Age:
3 to 6
Grade:
p to 2
Editorial Review

Praise for My Puppy Patch

"The genuine love expressed between owner and pet fortifies the responsibilities Patch's owner undertakes."—Kirkus Reviews

"A simply delightful story...complemented by Alice Carter's warm, inviting illustrations...My Puppy Patch is an exceptional and unreservedly recommended addition to family, daycare center, preschool, elementary school, and community library picture book collections..."—Midwest Book Review

"Illustrations are vibrantly joyous, done with a fun palette in watercolours, pencils, and digital art. Children will pour over the bright, fun drawings on every page, and the occasional words written in a childish hand with coloured pencil are delightfully whimsical."—Resource Links

"My Puppy Patch is a wonderful story that introduces, or reinforces, how to care for and train a new puppy....[A] great choice for a family looking to bring a new dog into the home or for any child who loves pets. Just enough tension, adorable pictures, and a sweet and simple story make it perfect for multiple read-throughs. Highly Recommended."—CM Magazine

"Young children who have, or are planning to get, a dog will like My Puppy Patch....This simple story about children and raising canine family members touches on topics such as socialization, training and caring for a puppy. Good illustrations complement the text."—Toronto.com

"For families getting a new dog, Theo Heras gives some excellent advice about canine care, and this little girl is doing it all right, understanding that Patch has basic needs for health and well-being but also for learning and emotional care....Ottawa artist Alice Carter preserves the lightness of Theo Heras's message about the interrelationship between child and puppy by keeping her illustrations bright and colourful and her characters effusive in their expressions."—CanLit for LittleCanadians

"I liked that the story showed good ways to look after a pet, and the bond that develops between the child and the dog. I loved how the endpapers show the two along with the girl’s drawings and lists pertaining to Patch."—Canadian Bookworm

 

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