Oliver and Patch
By : Claire Freedman( Author) & Kate Hindley (Illustrator)
Publisher : Simon & Schuster ( Jan.,2015)
A tender tale about a lonely boy in a big city and a lost dog , how they find comfort in each other`s company. But the dog misses his real owner! It`s Oliver`s duty to help him out, and he does but he wishes otherwise.In the end Patch meets his real owner. Oliver feels sad about loosing the ownership to a friend......then he is invited to join them!
The amazing illustrations in this book bring an added value to the story and tell us it`s own story; how the little characters were created in the big city is beautiful, and yet, the two friends are not heavily highlighted, so the kids will have to do a bit of a search, which is healthy!
This book has been nominated for the Kate Greenaway Award for 2016.