Toad Away by Morris Gleitzman
(The Toad Books)

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Limpy the toad has a vision. A world where cane toads and humans play mudslides together and help each other with the shopping. But how does a young cane toad discover the ancient secret of living in peace with humans?


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About Morris Gleitzman

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Morris Gleitzman has been a sugar-mill employee, frozen-chicken defroster, fashion-industry trainee, department-store Santa, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he's one of Australia's best-loved children's book authors, with books published worldwide.
 
Published December 18, 2008 by Random House Books for Young Readers. 210 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Many references to slugs, slime, bugs and poo later—along with narrow squeaks, plus trenchant encounters with slaughterhouse-bound sheep and lacquered-toad gift-shop novelties—Limpy returns to effect a rescue, and, with the help of loyal gourmand sidekick Goliath and doughty little sister Charm, ...

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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.

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Deciding that the secret to peace, if there is one, must be with his remotest ancestors, Limpy (along with his militant, dimwitted cousin Goliath and brilliant little sister Charm) leaves behind his carefully-tended stacks of dried out, road-killed “rellies” for distant South America.

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