That Pesky Rat (Paperback)
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That Pesky Rat (Paperback)

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Paperback 32 Pages / Published: 14/01/2016
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A funny, touching picture book from Children's Laureate, and Charlie and Lola creator, Lauren Child.

Rat lives in dustbin Number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. To have a home of his own . . .

Gently exploring themes of homelessness and poverty, this is the perfect way to talk about this often tricky subject with young children and encourage them to empathise with others.

At least 10% of the purchase price of every copy of That Pesky Rat sold will be donated to St Mungo's Broadway, a charity providing help, support and advice to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

'Clever, rewarding and hugely enjoyable' Guardian

'Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child' Mail on Sunday

Winner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award

Publisher: Hachette Children's Group
ISBN: 9781408337370
Number of pages: 32
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 268 x 230 x 4 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
Brilliant. Completely brilliant * Times Educational Supplement *
Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child, whose stories and quirky pictures leave you helpless with laughter * Mail on Sunday *
Clever, rewarding and hugely enjoyable * Guardian *
Here's a book to make you smile... wonderfully quirky * Northern Echo *
Delivered with Child's customary mix of charm and wit... packed with humour and warmth * Junior *
A witty, enjoyable story accompanied by Lauren Child's famously stunning collages * Waterstones Books Quarterly *
A wonderfully funny, touching tale from Lauren Child * East Cumbria News and Star *
Witty and affecting... children will love her winning tale * Books Magazine *
Feast on the pictures and wonder at the skill with which she brings all together * Carousel *
A groovy, brilliantly illustrated story * Daily Mail *
Full of surprises... lively and amusing... exhilarating * School Librarian Magazine *
Child is a unique talent, in that her famously arty montages of pattern, colour, cartoon and photographs are matched by equally exuberant text... three to seven-year-olds will love it almost as much as I do * Sunday Telegraph *
Funny and touching * What's On In London *
Full of surprises, from the word-positioning on the page to the different materials used in the illustrations, this is a charming tale of a rat that just wants to be loved * Radio Times *
A wonderful story about love and loneliness in the big city -- Cressida Cowell * Junior *
In every respect, Child has the knack. She engages the eye, tickles the fancy, makes jokes that resound and stand repetition * Times Educational Supplement *
Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child, whose stories and quirky pictures leave you helpless with laughter * The Mail on Sunday *
A good story with a message worth discussing * English 4 - 11 *

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