Oliver and Patch

Illustrated by Kate Hindley
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About The Book

From the bestselling author of the ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series and award-winning illustrator Kate Hindley comes a lovely new adventure.

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.

"Anyone, really, would enjoy this lovely friendship story." The Bookbag
"Kate Hindley's absolutely gorgeous illustrations take kids on a whimsical adventure" Kids' Book Review

A beautifully told story with a lovely, uplifting ending that will warm hearts everywhere.

Praise for The Great Snortle Hunt:
'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.' Armadillo
'This charmingly illustrated book is guaranteed to make reading time extra exciting.' Creative Steps
'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
'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' Books for Keeps

Praise 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

About The Author

Claire Freedman is the author of several picture books, including Pirates Love Underpants!; Dinosaurs Love Underpants!; Aliens Love Underpants!; Snuggle Up, Sleepy Ones; One Magical Day; A Magical Christmas; Dilly Duckling, and My Grandparents Love Me. She lives in Essex, England.

About The Illustrator

Kate Hindley studied illustration at Falmouth College of Art, and went on to work for two years as a children’s print designer at a studio in Northampton, whilst working freelance on children’s books and greetings cards. The first picture book she illustrated for Simon & Schuster was The Great Snortle Hunt by Claire Freedman, with whom she has also created Oliver and Patch and The Lost Penguin. Kate has also illustrated How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson and the award-winning You Must Bring a Hat by Simon Philip, as well as the acclaimed The Royal Rabbits of London fiction series by Santa Montefiore and Simon Sebag Montefiore.

Things Kate finds inspiring include Bob Godfrey, Richard Scarry, The Magic Roundabout (in particular Dougal and the Blue Cat), and Sharps Doom Bar. She lives in Bristol.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's UK (January 2015)
  • Length: 32 pages
  • ISBN13: 9780857079534
  • Ages: 3 and up

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