Ruff! by Caroline Jayne Church
And the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day

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It’s the chatty, patronizing tone of the text that is the stumbling block that will make Ruff! a rough sell for repeated readings.
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Meet Ruff the Dog, star of the picture book Ruff! And the Wonderfully Amazing Busy Day. He’s an adorable new animal character created by bestselling illustrator Caroline Jayne Church.

What Ruff wants most is to make some friends. He accidentally digs up the house of a little grey mouse named Hubble. By the time Ruff helps Hubble make a new home, he has a friend. Then he and Hubble decide to help Lottie, a duck who has also lost her home. And soon Ruff has a second friend!

Caroline Jayne Chruch’s full-color illustrations bring all the animals in her charming story to life.
 

 

About Caroline Jayne Church

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Caroline Jayne Church's picture books have been published in eight languages. Her illustrations can be found in advertising, paper products, packaging, character creation, and card design. She lives in Farnham, Surrey, England.
 
Published June 11, 2013 by HarperCollins. 32 pages
Genres: Nature & Wildlife, Children's Books.
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Publishers Weekly

Good
on Apr 22 2013

Church’s...gently textured collages cement the homey mood of this simple story about finding friends.

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Kirkus

Below average
on Apr 03 2013

It’s the chatty, patronizing tone of the text that is the stumbling block that will make Ruff! a rough sell for repeated readings.

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