The Rough Patch

The Rough Patch

Picture Book - 2018
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Farmer Evan and his dog do everything together and, especially, in the garden but when his dog passes away Evan lets his garden fill with weeds until a pumpkin vine brings new hope.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Greenwillow Books,, [2018]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780062671271
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 30 cm


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Apr 06, 2020

This is a well-written book about loss. I read it at work and had to take a moment in the back to compose myself because I couldn't stop crying, first because of sadness and then because of hope. It's a great book.

jcljessicaj Nov 09, 2019

A tender story of a fox who's pet dog dies. Simply portrays the process of grieving, giving time to the loss, and then slowly being able to move on again.

Storytrain Oct 25, 2019

Perfect for this time of year, not apparent from the cover, but there is a bit of a pumpkin theme. Incredible illustrations, and a very touching story. Loved it!

Jul 17, 2019

A beautiful story that, while heartbreaking, ends on an upward note that fills the reader with hope. Lovely illustrations as well.

IndyPL_NicoleN Feb 06, 2019

I loved this book, absolutely beautiful illustrations from acrylics, oils and colored pencils. It shows readers that sometimes sad things do happen and there is a process to that. Love, loss, grief, recovery and then the new beginnings.

PLYMC_Jack_Simons Feb 06, 2019

I dare you to try to read this without crying!

Dec 08, 2018

As someone with an elderly dog, this just gutted me. But it is wonderful.

Sep 21, 2018

Such a beautiful story that acknowledges sometimes we are sad and it is hard and dark, but eventually an opportunity will come along that allows us to choose to move through that and into new seasons and new opportunities.

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Apr 06, 2020

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