That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child

That Pesky Rat

Written by Lauren Child

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Exploring from his dustbin home in Grubby Alley, the Pesky Rat of the title takes a look at how his friends who are pets, such as Andrew the Scottie Dog and Nibbles the lop-eared rabbit, live. Could he live like that too? The Pesky Rat dreams and plans. He will make his escape one day. Proceeds from this UNESCO edition will go to the charity’s programme for the Education of Children in Need.


That Pesky Rat by Lauren Child

The pesky rat wonders what it would be like to live with the creature comforts actual pets enjoy pets like his friends Pierre the chinchilla, Oscar the Siamese cat, Nibbles the lop-eared rabbit and Andrew the Scottie dog instead of in dustbin number 3, Grubby Alley. And he's got a plan for how to make his dream come true ...All proceeds from this special edition go to UNESCO's Programme for the Education of Children in Need, which Lauren Child is supporting with her own project, 'My Life Story'. This edition includes an eight-page section all about UNESCO and Lauren's own role in helping the children they support all over the world.


'congratulations to Lauren Child and Hachette Books'

About the Author

Lauren Child

Lauren Child burst on to the children’s books scene in 1999 and has since
published many bestselling and awardwinning books, including those featuring
the hugely popular Charlie and Lola, and the Clarice Bean series. She has won
numerous awards including the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and
the Smarties Gold Award. Her books have been made into an award-winning
TV series and have sold in many languages with runaway success. In December 2008 she was named as a UNESCO Artist for Peace, and was awarded an MBE in 2009.

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Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
40 pages


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Publication date

3rd July 2008




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