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, Bookseller
Praise 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
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.
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.