Cyril and Pat
Cyril and Pat is a very funny, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett, author of Tidy and Meerkat Mail.
‘Enormous fun to read aloud.’ – Guardian
Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he’s very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat – Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he’s made a friend. But everyone says that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT!
But Cyril’s life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others.
A colourful, rhyming story about friendship against the odds. Funny and endearing, Cyril's experience celebrates independent thought and the joy of difference. * BookTrust's 2018 Great Books Guide * With just a few sentences on each page, the colourful pictures add to the story, making it perfect for readers and great to share * Primary Times * Filled with the anarchic energy of these defiant buddies cutting capers, it's enormous fun to read aloud, and a paean to loyal friendship in the teeth of opposition * Guardian * Have your hearts melted by the touching duo and learn that friendship is truly worth fighting for in this funny yet tender story. * Ni4Kids * This comic, summery picturebook invitingly depicts an urban park and is the rhyming story of a friendship between Cyril, a squirrel, and Pat, a... something else. It shows how difference doesn't matter and will make readers feel one step ahead. * Sunday Times *
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