PATRICK COMES TO PUTTYVILLE by Geoffey Hayes

PATRICK COMES TO PUTTYVILLE

By
Email this review

KIRKUS REVIEW

Patrick is a little stuffed bear who drips cuteness, and Hayes gives him five little adventures which slather his endearing bearness over commonplace childhood experiences: Patrick returns home from a bad first day at school, doubly unhappy because his mother is still off at her first day at work; he meets a little bear ""buddy,"" fights, and makes up; he steals a comic book from the candy store but then is very sorry; he and his buddies visit a haunted house on Halloween. Patrick's encounters are sticky ones: His after-school loneliness prompts him to run to the woods, but he is returned home by a large, gentle spirit bear called the Lantern Keeper; and toward the end he visits a sweet old balloon man who is secretly fixing up an old carousel for the local children. When Patrick and his mother first move to Puttyville, they spend their cozy days baking and eating goodies; and the whole book is like a steady diet of goo.

Pub Date: Oct. 8th, 1978
Publisher: Harper & Row