Patch and Ruby is a story about a lonely pony. Sometimes it feels as if he doesn’t quite fit in on the farm. But one day something happens that changes his life forever… This is such a sweet tale, full of different friendships, and working out where one belongs in the world.

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It is a wonderful book to start up a discussion with your little one about friendships and the different kinds of relationships that people have.

My little one and I loved the illustrations by Gwynneth Jones. She did a wonderful job at bringing the characters’ emotions to life. We spent a lot of time talking about all the different ways the characters were feeling.


Patch and Ruby is a heart warming read where you see old and new friendships develop. This is a beautiful book to have in your collection and one that my daughter comes back to read time and again.

Patch and Ruby, written by Anouska Jones, published by HarperCollins – RRP $28.48


Alayna lives in the Horowhenua with her husband and two beautiful children, where she runs She's a qualified primary school teacher with a passion for visual arts. Alayna's work has featured in print and online publications, you can check out her work on her website.

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