Toad Rage

Toad Rage

By Morris Gleitzman

Random House Books for Young Readers, Paperback, 9780375827631, 164pp.

Publication Date: January 11, 2005

Limpy's family reckons humans don t hate cane toads, but Limpy knows otherwise. 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 species from ending up as pancakes. Somehow he must make humans see how fabulous cane toads really are. Risking everything, he sets off on a wart-tinglingly dangerous and daring journey to . . . the Olympics?
This is the epic story of a slightly squashed young cane toad's quest for the truth.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Morris Gleitzman was born in 1953 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England and immigrated to Australia when he was sixteen. He has worked in a variety of jobs including TV producer, newspaper columnist and screenwriter. Then he had a wonderful experience. He wrote a novel for young people. Now he s a children s author. Morris Gleitzman s brilliant comic style has endeared him to adults and children alike. He is one of Australia s best known writers of novels for children. His family comedies are enormously popular in Australia and overseas and involve unusual characters in unusual situations. Behind the humor is a poignancy that reflects real life problems, many of them controversial. His hugely successful books have won many awards and been published internationally.