Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman

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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.


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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. 164 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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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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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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Limpy, from Toad Rage, which PW called ""a hilarious dark comedy,"" takes another star turn in Toad Heaven by Morris Gleitzman.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Kids who enjoyed Morris Gleitzman’s first Australian cane toad book, Toad Rage, will be happy to know that Limpy and the other cane toads are back in the sequel, Toad Heaven.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

In Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman, Limpy is an Australian cane toad who has lived with his parents and his stunted sister Charm ever since his leg was run over by a car.

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