Patch and Ruby
Patch the pony is lonely. He has fun with his young owner, Sam, and the other farm animals are friendly, but sometimes it feels as if he still doesn’t quite fit in. Then one day Sam has an idea and something happens that changes Patch’s life forever. Patch and Ruby is a wonderful, often very funny tale about friendship and finding out where you belong.
SPECIFICATIONS: Hardcover | 245 x 255 mm /9½ x 10 Inches | Colour | 32 Pages |
Meet the Illustrator – Kids’ Book Review
Kids’ Book Review continue their insightful blog series, this time with Sugar and Spice’s very own Gwynneth Jones! You can learn all about Gwynneth’s creative process, favourite mediums, inspirations and much more here.
The Sugar and Spice Launch Day
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Batch of Books
“This is a sweet look at friendship, the need to belong, and the improvement a good friend can bring to your life.”
“this gentle picture book is a celebration of friendship…in particular, finding a friend who fits just right. With its loveable farmyard animals and positive message it will appeal to from ages 3-6.”
Mid West Book Review
“‘Patch and Ruby’ is a lovely tale of finding friendship and the place where you belong. Charmingly illustrated in warm earth colors”
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“Children will be able to identify with Sam and perhaps feel empowered by her solution to Patch’s loneliness. The theme of not fitting in and finding a friend who ‘gets you’ will resonate with young readers”
NC Teacher Stuff
“With a gently sweet story and engaging illustrations, you and your readers will want to make friends with Patch and Ruby.”
“Patch and Ruby is a cute picture book story about friendship, difference and belonging, filled with bold illustrations of farm life which youngsters, especially those with a passion for horses, will love.”
Kids’ Book Review
“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.”
Parents in Touch
“A lovely and gently humorous tale about friendship and finding out where you belong, with gorgeous illustrations by Gwynneth Jones.”
The Mummy Project
“This book is ideal to use as a starting point to discuss with kids what friendship means and the different types of friends. It’s a beautifully illustrated book by Gwynneth Jones who brings the characters to life especially the gossiping hens.”
Boomerang Books Blog
“Jones’s narrative is warm and restrained enough to sustain short attention spans whilst the illustrations excite the tactile senses and illicit quite a bit of cheeky humour. Keep an eye out for the chook in rollers. So clever.”
Huntingdon School Class K-2
“A story to warm the hearts of young children while they enjoy the entertaining illustrations by Gwynneth Jones. Another delightful book from EK Books”