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Toad Rage

Toad Rage

Determined to understand why humans hate cane toads and to improve relations between the species, Limpy embarks on a dangerous trek from his swamp to the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

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ISBN 9780375827624
Published 31 December 2004 by Random House
Format Hardback, New title
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Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
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ISBN-13 9780375827624
ISBN-10 0375827625
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Random House
Imprint Random House USA Children's Books
Publication Date 31 December 2004
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback, New title
Edition New title
Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 165
Dimensions Width: 152mm
Height: 222mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 308g
Interest Age 8-12 years
Reading Age 8-12 years
Library of Congress Human-animal relationships - Fiction., Toads - Fiction., Giant toad - Fiction.
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;Primary and secondary/elementary and high school
Dewey Code Fic
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Limpy's family reckons humans don't hate cane toads, but Limpy knows otherwise. Somehow he must make humans see how fabulous cane toads really are. Risking everything, he sets off on a wart-tinglingly dangerous and daring journey to--the Olympics?

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US Review Ugliness may be only skin deep, but that turns out to be deep enough in this droll odyssey from Down Under. Puzzled as to why humans seem willing to go out of their way to turn any of his species that they catch into roadkill, Limpy, a cane toad, leaves off his morbid hobby of collecting flattened relatives to discover why-and put a stop to it. After several harebrained schemes, including a campaign to have cane toads declared Official Olympic Mascots, come to naught in hilariously chaotic fashion, he organizes a Nonhuman Games for crocodiles, fleas, kangaroos, and other failed mascot contenders-only to be declared too hideously warty to participate. In the end, Limpy does nothing for his species' image, but returns to his roadside swamp a hero nonetheless, having learned a quick method of escaping oncoming motorists from a human pole vaulter. Along with a plot filled with hair's-breadth escapes and silly turns, this toad's-eye view of human society provides both solid entertainment and a barbed commentary on the importance of looks. Worth a squiz. (Aussie glossary) (Fiction. 10-12) (Kirkus Reviews)

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