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Toad Rage

by Morris Gleitzman

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Limpy the cane toad's relatives are being killed by humans that hate them and Limpy wants to go on a quest to find out why and change their minds. So he heads north to find the petrol station where he finds some underpants to disguise himself as a tropical butterfly. When this doesn't work he decides to become an Olympic Games mascot because everyone loves them. So he hitches a ride on a truck going south. He meets lots of other failed mascots like snakes and spiders who decide to have their own Olympic Games - except they don't want toads because they are too ugly. But Limpy never gives up and in the end finds a way to help his relatives stay alive. ( )
  Sfdslib | Feb 22, 2012 |
I read the book Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman. I chose this book because it looked funny and it was short. It was a very funny book. I enjoyed reading it and recomend it to students who like toads. The book was very detailed.

This book was mainly about Limmpy and his cousin trying to figure out why people hate cane toads. They went through some pretty hard times to find out why they hated them which made the book really good because it kept you on the edge of your seat.
I think people would really enjoy reading this book. ( )
  kierstenisthebest | Sep 14, 2009 |
I like this book because it is like an investigation ( )
  kings7 | Mar 8, 2009 |
Ages 9-12 176 pages Random House January 2005 Paperback

In Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman, Limpy is an Australian cane toad who has lived with his parents and his stunted sister Charm ever since his leg was run over by a car. Limpy is getting tired of collecting the dead bodies of his hundreds of relatives who are flattened on the highway on a regular basis and wants to know why the humans hate the cane toads so much. Not happy with his parents’ answers and worried that his parents or Charm may be the next road casualties, Limpy decides to make it his quest to find out why humans hate them and how he can change their minds.

Limpy begins a journey with his large but stupid cousin Goliath that eventually takes them to the Olympic games. Limpy thinks that if he can get the cane toad as a mascot for the games, everyone will love him and his family. Will Limpy be able to prove to the humans that cane toads are lovable? Or will he and Goliath end up flattened on the roadway along with their relatives?

Limpy is a lovable little character, and young readers will find it easy to root for him as he tries to prove to humans that they should not hate him. Although there are a few instances where other cane toads are killed, it should not be upsetting for older children because the scenes are written with wit and humor. As well as being a cute story, Toad Rage helps children learn about the food chain and why each living thing has a place in our world. Children will also learn more about Australia, including new vocabulary words that are defined in the back of the book.

If kids like Toad Rage (and they almost certainly will), they’ll be happy to know that Gleitzman has come out with a sequel, Toad Heaven, that should be just as charming. Recommended for children who like animals (especially toads, reptiles or bugs) and those who enjoy adventure stories.


Ages 9-12 176 pages Random House January 2005 Paperback

In Toad Rage by Morris Gleitzman, Limpy is an Australian cane toad who has lived with his parents and his stunted sister Charm ever since his leg was run over by a car. Limpy is getting tired of collecting the dead bodies of his hundreds of relatives who are flattened on the highway on a regular basis and wants to know why the humans hate the cane toads so much. Not happy with his parents’ answers and worried that his parents or Charm may be the next road casualties, Limpy decides to make it his quest to find out why humans hate them and how he can change their minds.

Limpy begins a journey with his large but stupid cousin Goliath that eventually takes them to the Olympic games. Limpy thinks that if he can get the cane toad as a mascot for the games, everyone will love him and his family. Will Limpy be able to prove to the humans that cane toads are lovable? Or will he and Goliath end up flattened on the roadway along with their relatives?

Limpy is a lovable little character, and young readers will find it easy to root for him as he tries to prove to humans that they should not hate him. Although there are a few instances where other cane toads are killed, it should not be upsetting for older children because the scenes are written with wit and humor. As well as being a cute story, Toad Rage helps children learn about the food chain and why each living thing has a place in our world. Children will also learn more about Australia, including new vocabulary words that are defined in the back of the book.

If kids like Toad Rage (and they almost certainly will), they’ll be happy to know that Gleitzman has come out with a sequel, Toad Heaven, that should be just as charming. Recommended for children who like animals (especially toads, reptiles or bugs) and those who enjoy adventure stories. ( )
  tsheko | Sep 8, 2007 |
this toad goes on alot of adventures and it`s all for his family.he is such a loving little guy.get the book.GET IT! ( )
  larissajean | Dec 20, 2005 |
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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.


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Determined to understand why humans hate cane toads and to improve relations between the species, Limpy embarks on a dangerous trek from his swamp to the Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

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