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Cyril and Pat

Written by Emily Gravett

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Witty and characterful illustrations and a clever rhyming text tell an inspiring tale of friendship against all odds.

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Cyril and Pat Synopsis

Cyril and Pat is a very funny, rhyming story about friendship from everybody's favourite picture book creator and twice winner of the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett. Enormous fun to read aloud. - Guardian Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat - Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT! But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others. Cyril and Pat is a richly colourful, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett.

Cyril and Pat Press Reviews

A colourful, rhyming story about friendship against the odds. Funny and endearing, Cyril's experience celebrates independent thought and the joy of difference. - BookTrust's 2018 Great Books Guide

With just a few sentences on each page, the colourful pictures add to the story, making it perfect for readers and great to share - Primary Times

Filled with the anarchic energy of these defiant buddies cutting capers, it's enormous fun to read aloud, and a paean to loyal friendship in the teeth of opposition - Guardian

Have your hearts melted by the touching duo and learn that friendship is truly worth fighting for in this funny yet tender story. - Ni4Kids

This comic, summery picturebook invitingly depicts an urban park and is the rhyming story of a friendship between Cyril, a squirrel, and Pat, a... something else. It shows how difference doesn't matter and will make readers feel one step ahead. - Sunday Times

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781509857289
Publication date: 30/05/2019
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781509857272
Publication date: 10/07/2018
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509857272
Publication date: 10th July 2018
Author: Emily Gravett
Publisher: Two Hoots an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers

About Emily Gravett

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors.     Emily Gravett has a rare talent indeed for creating exceptional books for children. The winner of two Kate Greenaway Awards, her skill and wit are second to none as she pushes the boundaries and wrings maximum fun and detail from every page. Emily first sprang into the limelight with the ground-breaking Wolves, in 2005, which has been followed by such brilliant modern classics as Meerkat Mail, Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears, Monkey and Me and The Odd Egg and the fabulous Bear and Hare series for ...

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