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"Stack me!" Listeners of all ages will be doubled over with laughter as they make their way through this comical tale of Limpy the cane toad. Toad Rage, performed with an unstoppable energy from the author Morris Gleitzman, is the funny and endearing story of a little toad's quest to find out if humans hate toads. Packed full of adventure, mischief, and amusing Australian slang, Toad Rage is sure to have everyone, herpetologist or not, smiling until the very end. So hop along with Limpy and his friends, as he tries to figure out the cane toad's most pressing question.
"Uncle Bart,' said Limpy. 'Why do humans hate us?' Uncle Bart looked down at Limpy, and smiled fondly. 'Stack me, Limpy,' he chuckled, 'you are an idiot.'" Uncle Bart reckons humans don't hate cane toads, but Limpy knows they do. 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 family from ending up as placemats. Somehow he must make humans see how nice cane toads really are. Risking everything, he sets off on a journey that is mucus-chillingly dangerous and wart-tinglingly daring. It's also very funny. This is the epic story of a slightly-squashed young cane toad's quest for the truth.
©1999 Creative Input Pty Ltd (P)2004 Bolinda Publishing by arrangement with Penguin Group (Australia)
"The rollicking Australian slang and the eye-popping adventures and characters make for a hugely funny read. Stack me, mate, one squiz at this book and kids will read it until they're puffed!" (School Library Journal)