That Pesky Rat Lauren Child
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