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Cyril and Pat

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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 is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actual ...more
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 10th 2018 by Two Hoots
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When Cyril met Pat he was pleased to know he wasn’t the only squirrel in Lake Park – now he wouldn’t be lonely with Pat by his side. They were great friends and did everything together. But everyone kept at Cyril, telling him he couldn’t be friends with Pat, because... When Pat was finally driven away, Cyril was lonely once again. All the fun was gone from his life. Would Cyril and Pat overcome the prejudices of others and pick up their friendship once again?

Cyril and Pat is filled with richly c
Melissa (Mel’s Bookshelf)
Jul 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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This is a cute book with absolutely stunning illustrations! What a talented lady Emily Gravett is!

Poor Cyril the squirrel, leading a lonely existence until he finds another 'squirrel', Pat. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures together, but for some reason Cyril keeps getting told that he and Pat can't be friends. For Pat is not exactly the 'squirrel' that Cyril thinks he is.

Cyril and Pat is a beautiful book with a lovely message about friendship. The story is a lot of fun to read to the kids a
Jan 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Yay, another rat-positive book!!
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La historia está llena de humor y hace que tanto el lector como el oyente se ría. Además en ciertas ocasiones las frases están escritas con rimas, lo que le da una cierta musicalidad a la obra.

Es una historia preciosa y muy emotiva que transmite un mensaje muy bueno, tanto para los niños como para los adultos. Cyril y Renata son amigos pero son de razas muy distintas: una ardilla y una rata. Pese a esta diferencia siguen siendo amigos y se quieren el uno al otro. Esta es una perfecta historia qu
An adorable tale about a squirrel who makes a new friend, and the value of friendship no matter whom is involved. When Cyril, the lone squirrel in Lake Park meets Pat, he mistakenly identifies him as another squirrel, and indeed in Gravett's style, both of the creatures have the same scrawny build, big pink noses, and grey and white fur. It's not long before the two are racing around, doing activities together, and outwitting Slim, the nasty dog. Other park animals can't help but notice the pair ...more
Aug 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
We adore award winning writer and illustrator Emily Gravett’s books with her precise but magical illustrations. Cyril (the squirrel) is lonely and delighted when he befriends Pat (the rat) and he believes he isn’t the only squirrel in Lake Park. The two friends have a wonderful time together and become firm friends. It is only when others tell Cyril that Pat is indeed a rat and that he can’t be friends with him that he drives Pat away. What is exceptional about this picture book is the gentle no ...more
Another great addition to the Emily Gravett catalogue. This sweet, rhyming tale tells the story of two friends who are blind to each other's outward differences and are just happy with each other's company. When Cyril (the squirrel) pays heed to the comments of those around him and recognises how Pat is 'different' his actions cost him and he finds himself lonely. Never fear though, in typical Gravett style, our character reflects and sees the error of his ways.
I particularly loved the map of t
Cyril lives in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. One day he meets a creature of similar size, shape and colour and is thrilled to have found a friend - Pat. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together although other creatures in the park seem to want to tell Cyril something important and say they can't be friends. And eventually Cyril finds out why - Pat is a rat! (no surprises here for the reader - we knew!). Friendship is shattered until - a friend in need is a friend in deed.
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Perfect for fans of The Nut Job (2014)! It's a really approachable look at friendship and inclusion. Miss 4 loved the rhythm and yelling out 'Rat!'; she also approves of the map.

Miss 4 and I like to explore different books and authors at the library, sometimes around particular topics or themes. We try to get different ones out every week or so; it's fun for both of us to have the variety and to look at a mix of new & favourite authors.
Olivia Slykhuis
Cyril the Squirrel is friends with Pat the....also squirrel? When Cyril finds out that Pat is actually a rat, he thinks they can't be friends anymore. Not to worry though, this book has a happy ending. I think kids would love the build up to Cyril finding out Pat's true identity. Cute pictures, good rhyme, funny story, and it redeems rats, which I am all about! Lovely, will use for storytimes. 3+
Francis Thibeault
Dec 24, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Une aventure émouvante entre deux animaux qu'un monde pourtant sépare. Sous le thème de l'amitié sincère, ce livre d'Emily Gravett nous montre les fondements d'une bonne relation entre deux animaux, et les critiques que certains pourraient avoir à leur égard. L'important n'est pas dans l'apparence, mais plutôt dans les gestes!
Marie-Pier  Dodier
Différence. Inférence.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another great book from Emily Gravett. Friendship can overcome many prejudices and always wins through
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A beautiful tale of friendship. Where the best friends can’t see the differences between themselves.
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Emily Gravett is twice winner of the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal and the Nestlé Children's Book Prize Bronze Award for WOLVES and LITTLE MOUSE'S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. An author/illustrator of unique talent and tremendous skill, she has a host of critically acclaimed books to her name, including BLUE CHAMELEON, WOLF WON'T BITE! and AGAIN! Emily lives in Brighton with her partner and their daughte ...more
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