Patches: Lost and Found

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Jenny is having a terrible week. On Monday, her teacher assigns really hard homework: Jenny has to write a whole story. And when she gets home, she discovers that her pet guinea pig, Patches, is missing! Jenny spends the rest of the week searching for Patches. She draws posters and pictures of the things that could’ve happened to him. By the end of the week, she realizes that her pictures tell the perfect story to finish her homework ...

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Overview

Jenny is having a terrible week. On Monday, her teacher assigns really hard homework: Jenny has to write a whole story. And when she gets home, she discovers that her pet guinea pig, Patches, is missing! Jenny spends the rest of the week searching for Patches. She draws posters and pictures of the things that could’ve happened to him. By the end of the week, she realizes that her pictures tell the perfect story to finish her homework assignment. But where is Patches?

Jenny draws, then writes, a story about losing and finding her pet guinea pig.

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Children's Literature
Jenny loved to draw and she drew pictures of just about everything around her and everything she did. Drawing was easy for Jenny, but writing was hard. So when her teacher gave the class an assignment to write a story, Jenny couldn't think of anything to write about. When Jenny got home from school, she found that her pet guinea pig, Patches, was missing. Mom and Jenny looked for Patches during the next few days without success and, all along, Jenny drew pictures of what might have happened to her pet. Finally Patches showed up, but Jenny had not progressed with the assignment to write a story. Mom pointed out that the pictures Jenny drew all week about Patches told a story and suggested that she just add words to the pictures. Jenny did this and produced a great story. Perhaps Jenny could have had a bigger part in realizing there was a story in her drawings, but this is a minor point. This is a good story, sure to be enjoyed by kids, and the clever illustrations add slyly humorous touches throughout the book. 2001, Winslow Press, $16.95. Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: Carolyn Mott Ford
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K-Gr 3-A masterful blend of text and illustration. Kroll has fashioned a suspenseful, kid-friendly picture book that works on several levels. On the same day that Jenny's pet guinea pig disappears, her class is assigned a writing project. Although she loves to draw, she has trouble composing stories and is anxious about the assignment. First, Jenny puts her artistic talents to work making "missing" posters to put up all over town. She is so distraught over the loss of Patches that she imagines that terrible things have befallen him, including being kidnapped by a masked thief and smuggled onto a train. She translates all of her anxiety into drawings that show the worst of her fears. All ends well when a neighbor returns her beloved pet and Jenny constructs a narrative to accompany the pictures she has drawn. Gott's digitally generated cartoons are perfect for the story.-Barbara Buckley, Rockville Centre Public Library, NY Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761452171
  • Publisher: Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
  • Publication date: 4/28/2005
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 233,415
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.52 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.11 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 26, 2003

    Boys and Girls will love this story

    My son, age 5, especially liked the part in this book where the little girl makes up a story about a robber stealing her guinea pig and then gets thrown in jail. This story has great pictures and encourages use of imagination.

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