That Pesky Rat
From Kate Greenaway Medal winner, Lauren Child, creator of the BAFTA-winning, multi-million-selling Charlie and Lola, comes the latest edition of the award-winning, bestselling story of how one little street rat finds a home of his own. Rat lives in dustbin number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at 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.
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
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.
The award-winning, bestselling story of how one little street rat finds a home of his own.
Shortlisted for Kate Greenaway Medal 2003.
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
Lauren Child is a multi award-winning, bestselling writer and artist whose books are known and loved the world over. She is the creator of many much-loved characters, including Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola. Since her first book was published in 1999, Lauren has sold over 3 million books in 19 languages worldwide. Her many awards include the prestigious Kate Greenaway Prize 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.