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Toad Rage

Toad Rage
  

Now available in paperback--the novel that introduces a cane toad named Limpy, who is desperate to save his species from ending up as pancakes on the roadways. Somehow he must make humans see how fabulous cane toads really are.

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ISBN 9780754078449
Published 28 February 2003 by AudioGO Limited
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
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Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
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ISBN-13 9780754078449
ISBN-10 0754078442
Stock Out of stock
Status Out of print
Publisher AudioGO Limited
Imprint Galaxy
Publication Date 28 February 2003
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Gleitzman, Morris
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Number of Pages 194
Dimensions Width: 139mm
Height: 214mm
Spine: 13mm
Weight 290g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

Limpy's family reckons humans don't hate cane toads, but Limpy knows otherwise. He's spotted the signs: the cross looks, the unkind comments, the way they squash cane toads with their cars. Limpy is desperate to save his species from ending up as pancakes. 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? This is the epic story of a slightly squashed young cane toad's quest for the truth. From the Hardcover edition.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

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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