Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 32 pages, 9.05 × 10.74 × 0.13 in
Published: March 11, 2014
Publisher: Candlewick Press
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 076367298X
ISBN - 13: 9780763672980
From the Publisher
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
A glamorous life in the lap of luxury like Pierre the chinchilla
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.
About the Author
Lauren Child is the author of three award-winning books about the
irrepressible Clarice Bean and two books about siblings Lola and
Charlie. Of this book she says, "I got the idea for THAT PESKY RAT
when for several months, I was without a fixed address, so I
house-sat, watered plants, fed cats, and slept on friends' floors.
I found myself longing for a place of my own and couldn't help
gazing into people's windows, thinking how cozy their homes looked,
longing to be somewhere that feels like home."