Toad Heaven

Toad Heaven

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by Morris Gleitzman
     
 

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In the hysterically funny sequel to Toad Rage, Limpy is on a quest to find toad heaven. A place where cane toads won’t be blown up with bike pumps or bashed over the head with folding chairs. Limpy’s determined to find this place if it takes him the rest of his life, but his plans are waylaid when he’s kidnapped by some sinister-looking humans…  See more details below

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In the hysterically funny sequel to Toad Rage, Limpy is on a quest to find toad heaven. A place where cane toads won’t be blown up with bike pumps or bashed over the head with folding chairs. Limpy’s determined to find this place if it takes him the rest of his life, but his plans are waylaid when he’s kidnapped by some sinister-looking humans and tossed into a bucket. Will Limpy be able to save cane toads? Will he be able to find toad heaven? First he has to get out of the bucket. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Limpy, from Toad Rage, which PW called "a hilarious dark comedy," takes another star turn. Here he seeks a paradise for cane toads, free from human threats. Ages 9-12. (Jan.) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Kirkus Reviews
Gleitzman brings back the pustulant pipsqueak hero of Toad Rage (p. 329) for further ground-level riffs on man's inhumanity to animal-with an Aussie beat. Wrongly believing that he's been infected with a contagious disease as part of a cane-toad extermination program, gimpy Limpy reluctantly hops off alone in search of a fabled National Park where his surviving "rellies" might find refuge from all of the maniacal motorists intent on turning his kind into flattened roadkill. Meanwhile, buying the smooth promises of hunky grifter Malcolm, said relatives hie off in the opposite direction into what promises to become a death march. Many references to slugs, slime, bugs and poo later-along with narrow squeaks, plus trenchant encounters with slaughterhouse-bound sheep and lacquered-toad gift-shop novelties-Limpy returns to effect a rescue, and, with the help of loyal gourmand sidekick Goliath and doughty little sister Charm, leads his people back to their cozy swamp. Some of the humor may be lost on readers unfamiliar with the warty main cast, but the cliffhanger-laden plot and high "yuck!" factor will carry them through this sequel. (glossary of slang) (Fiction. 10-12)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307548146
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
12/18/2008
Series:
Toad Books
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Morris Gleitzman has been a frozen-chicken thawer, fashion-industry trainee, department-store Santa, and screenwriter, among other things. Now he’s one of Australia’s best-loved children’s book authors.

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Toad Heaven 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Hullo. o-o
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey i think if he thinks that it will be ajoke u slap him. Tell him 2 either breakupp with his gf or leav u alone
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great sequel to Toad Rage!I would recommend this book for ages 6-any age!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Toad rage was hard to beat...and toad heaven came close. Pretty any age can read this book.....would not recommend it to anything younger then 7
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devennnnn More than 1 year ago
Book Review Outline Book title and author: Toad Heaven. Morris Gleitzman Title of review: Devin's Review of Toad Heaven Number of stars (1 to 5):4 Introduction Toad Heaven is a great book about cane toads that are trying to avoid getting killed by humans. Description and summary of main points The cane toads have been killed by humans for as long as they can remember. The toads are tired of it. They want to find a place where cane toads can live in peace without getting squashed by the humans. Limpy, the main character was told by a butterfly that there are places called national forests where every living thing is protected. Limpy is determined to find a national forest. Before he can begin his search, he is trapped by a scientist. When Limpy wakes up, he sees blue plastic all around him. He's in a bucket. When he escapes the bucket and gets home, everyone he sees that everyone thinks he is dead. When they find out he's not dead, he tells them all about national forests. That's when they began their search. When they found one, the other animals didn't want them there. After going through all this trouble they realize that their home with all there friends and family is toad heaven. Evaluation I think that Toad Heaven is a great, amazing book for young readers. I thought the book was very funny. Conclusion This book taught me that home doesn't have to perfect as long as you're around people that care about you.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Toad Heaven is about three cane toads Limpy, Charm, and Goliath who go on an adventure . They are on a search to find Toad Heaven , a place where all cane toads can live in peace. On their trip, they conquer humans, turtles, lizards, and four wheel drives. I think that Goliath is funny because he eats everything he sees. One important theme in this story is brotherhood. Limpy shows brotherhood to his sister Charm, by saving her life many times. I really like this book because it is funny, full of details, and action packed! I would encourage any young reader who likes comedy to read this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was definitely better than Toad Rage, but it was still nothing special. not a must read, but if you want to, you won't regret it.