The Rough Patch
Written & Illustrated by Brian Lies
Age Level: 4 - 8
Grade Level: PS – 3
Everything is better with a friend. Evan and Dog do everything together, including grow a prize-winning garden. But when Dog dies, Evan hits a rough patch. He cuts down his favorite plants and lets the weeds in. Soon the garden looks as bad as Evan feels.
Then a vine begins to grow. It takes over the garden and turns into a pumpkin. Could it make a difference? You’ll have to read to find out how. Everyone hits rough patches, but sometimes it takes the unexpected to lead you out of them.