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That Pesky Rat

(2002)
A Picture Book by

 
The creator of Clarice Bean has conjured up a clever alley critter so appealing - and so hilarious - that young readers will be begging to take him home.

Sometimes . . . I look up at all the cozy windows and wonder what it would be like to live with creature comforts . . . to be a real pet. Most of all I would like to have a name, instead of just that pesky rat.

A glamorous life in the lap of luxury like Pierre the chinchilla would be
very nice. But really, our hero's not that fussy - he just wants to belong to somebody. With his cute, pointy brown face and beady eyes, why can't he get someone to take him home? Even a notice posted at the local pet store seems fruitless, until one day a nearsighted old man stops in and speaks the amazing words: "I'll take him." After all, he says, he's been looking for ages for a brown cat as nice as this.

In her latest tour de force, acclaimed author-illustrator Lauren Child introduces a surprisingly endearing character, and assures young readers there's enough love for all of us.

 
Used availability for Lauren Child's That Pesky Rat


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Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 0-606-35171-X / 978-0-606-35171-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Turtleback
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2003 : UK Hardback
Title: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84362-369-2 / 978-1-84362-369-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

July 2002 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 0-7636-1873-X / 978-0-7636-1873-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2002 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84121-830-8 / 978-1-84121-830-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Paperback Editions

January 2016 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-4083-3737-1 / 978-1-4083-3737-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 0-7636-7298-X / 978-0-7636-7298-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

December 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat (Book & CD)
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84362-679-9 / 978-1-84362-679-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84616-949-6 / 978-1-84616-949-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

May 2003 : UK Paperback
Title: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84616-860-0 / 978-1-84616-860-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2003 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84121-276-8 / 978-1-84121-276-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: That Pesky Rat (Charlie and Lola)
Author(s): Lauren Child
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


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