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That Pesky Rat
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The award-winning, bestselling story of how one little street rat finds a home of his own.

About the Author

Lauren Child MBE is a multi-award-winning author and current Children's Laureate, whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Charlie and Lola, Clarice Bean and Ruby Redfort. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over six million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal for I Will Not Ever Never Eat a Tomato, the Nestle Gold Book Award for That Pesky Rat and the Nestle Bronze Book Award for Beware of the Storybook Wolves. Lauren loves designing and making things and finds it exciting to see her drawings turned into objects. Other favourite things include the cinema, TV matinees, small Italian cars, handbags, cardigans, travelling and being picked up from the airport.

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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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