Patches and Scratches

Patches and Scratches

By Phyllis Reynolds Naylor; Marcy Ramsey (Illustrator)

Cavendish Square Publishing, Hardcover, 9780761453475, 74pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

Sarah Simpson likes to get big ideas that will solve problems. But her best friend, Peter, presents her with a problem that seems impossible to solve. He wants a dog, but his granny Belle won't let him have one. She says a dog would be too much work. Sarah tries to convince Peter to get another pet. But nothing works . . . until a stray cat turns up. Will Peter accept it? Will Granny Belle come around? Finally Sarah comes up with just the right BIG IDEA to solve the problem!

About the Author
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award winning "Shiloh "and the Alice series. She lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland. To hear from Phyllis and find out more about Alice, visit

Franklin W. Dixon is the author of the ever-popular Hardy Boys books.