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That Pesky Rat

(2002)
A Picture Book by

 
 
A funny, touching picture book from Children's Laureate, and Charlie and Lola creator, Lauren Child.

Rat lives in dustbin Number 3, Grubby Alley. At night, when he's tucked up in his crisp packet, Rat looks up at all the cosy windows and wonders what it would be like to belong to somebody. To be an actual pet. To have a home of his own . . .

Gently exploring themes of homelessness and poverty, this is the perfect way to talk about this often tricky subject with young children and encourage them to empathise with others.

At least 10% of the purchase price of every copy of That Pesky Rat sold will be donated to St Mungo's Broadway, a charity providing help, support and advice to people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

'Clever, rewarding and hugely enjoyable' Guardian

'Another little masterpiece from Lauren Child' Mail on Sunday

Winner of the Nestle Children's Book Prize Gold Award

    

Used availability for Lauren Child's That Pesky Rat

Hardback Editions

March 2014 : USA Library Binding
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Title: 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
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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
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Title: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 0-7636-1873-X / 978-0-7636-1873-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Candlewick
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May 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84121-830-8 / 978-1-84121-830-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
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Paperback Editions

2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-4083-3737-1 / 978-1-4083-3737-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
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March 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: 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
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Title: That Pesky Rat (Book & CD)
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84362-679-9 / 978-1-84362-679-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
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July 2008 : UK Paperback
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Title: That Pesky Rat
Author(s): Lauren Child
ISBN: 1-84616-949-6 / 978-1-84616-949-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orchard Books
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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
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Title: 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
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Title: That Pesky Rat (Charlie and Lola)
Author(s): Lauren Child
Publisher: Orchard Books
Availability: Amazon UK