Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: Patches&Buttons by:Jennifer Link

Patches and Buttons by Jennifer Link
About the Book:
Younger children might be afraid of noises and this book might be able to help them. Patches, a dog, and Buttons a bunny live in the same house. Buttons seems to be afraid of almost all the noises in the house from Patches barking to the vacuum cleaner running and even the water in the bathtub. Buttons feels safest in his cage and wants nothing more to do but go into it and hide. Patches the dog, wants to play and even brings him a toy to play with.

The pictures are large and colorful and the wording is easy for a young child to understand, think this will be a help for some children to read who get scared easily.

About the Author:
Jennifer Link was born and raised in Michigan where she obtained her background in Multimedia, Fine Art, and Crafts. She obtained her B.S. Degree in Animation in 2009 while studying at Westwood College. During this time she discovered how to combine traditional drawing with digital art. Her love for children, and obsession with all things art led her down the path of children's book publishing.

My Review:
 It usually isn't a good combination of pets when you have a dog and a bunny in the same house, but I chose to believe upon receiving this book entitled, Patches&Buttons that it would all work out for the best. Poor little Buttons is a small, white bunny that is terrified of the other pet in the house, patches. Patches appears to be a full grown Collie, and even though Buttons is very afraid of just about every noise in the house even Patches, Patches doesn't seem one bit phased by this or say you may think.

Buttons likes to stay in his cage because that is where he feels safest But Patches soon realizes the fear that this small animal feels and decides to bring a peace offering in the form of a small stuffed elephant. And its not long before their friendship grows by leaps and bounds. This is a sweet children's book based on friendship and the fears it sometimes brings. Perfect for beginning readers but great as a read aloud as well.

 **Disclosure** This book was sent to me free of charge for my honest review from the author.