Author(s): Kate Hindley
The welcome return of Oliver and Patch - this time with Ruby and a lost baby penguin too! Everyone fell in love with these special characters in Oliver and Patch, finding their way in a big city and making new friends. In this story the three friends visit the zoo. They growl at the tigers, smile at the meerkats and laugh at the funny penguins. But when Peep, a little penguin who's new to the zoo, goes missing, the friends must set off together to bring him home. But it isn't always easy to agree on a plan, and the friends have to overcome some disagreements before everything works out. Another heartwarming tale of friendship and working as a team from the wonderful picture book partnership of Claire Freedman (author of the ALIENS LOVE UNDERPANTS series) and the brilliant Kate Hindley. 'A touching story about the importance of friendship ... Another heartwarming tale of friendship and working as a team from this bestselling duo. Relaxing and reassuring, this is a gentle read.' Parents in Touch 'A sweet, thoughtful tale of friendship and teamwork, with plenty to linger over in Hindley's detailed artwork' Fiona Noble, BooksellerPraise for Oliver and Patch: `Children will enjoy this moving addition to their picture book library that leaves jokes aside to say something a little more thoughtful' Books for Keeps `This is a beautiful story about the power of friendship, but also of love for animals' Once Upon a Bookcase `This is a sweet story about friendship and new beginnings that children will warmly appreciate' Kids' Book Review
Kate Hindley is a talented new illustrator who graduated from Falmouth School of Art in 2008. Kate lives in Worcestershire. Claire Freedman is the highly successful author of several picture books including Aliens Love Underpants and A Squabble and a Squawk for Simon and Schuster. She lives in Essex.