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Tatty Ratty Hardcover – Mar 14 2002


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  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR); First Edition edition (March 14 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374373868
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374373863
  • Product Dimensions: 26.4 x 26.4 x 1.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 476 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #887,240 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By "acerrito" on March 8 2004
Format: Paperback
My 3-year-old calls this "a sparkly book". This is a wonderful tale of Molly who has lost her precious stuffed rabbit. Through night and day her and her parents imagine where he might be - and tell wonderful stories about him. The fun story telling reminds me of the times our family tell spontaneous tales. The ending is very touching. Little ones will be completely satisfied and accept little Molly's version of events. Those over six or seven years old will find her parents to be clever and caring. I enjoy reading this book over and over again.
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Format: Hardcover
Although neither of my girls(2 & 4)have a favorite 'blanky', this book will hit a chord with all parents. Helen Cooper's books are a delight for parents AND children. This book tells about the loss of a favorite bunny-and the adventures it has while it is lost. Really a delight!
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One big sigh of relief Jan. 5 2005
By Deb Nam-Krane - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Anyone who has ever lost a beloved "pet"- or any parent who has ever had a child lose a precious keepsake- will breathe a big sigh of relief at the end of this fanciful story. Molly's parents cleverly use her imagination to their advantage as they wait for the "return" of her precious Tatty Ratty. While on his adventures, Molly has him retrieve his lost blue buttons while driving a train, get fattened up while eating with the Three Bears, shiny and clean after a dip in the ocean (courtesy of a fight with Cinderella), and pretty and white after a dip in the Man in the Moon's sugar. The reader isn't sure where the story is going until the very end, and by then we're as touched by Molly's parents' cleverness as we are by her imagination. A great read for kids eight and under.
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We LOVE this book - believable characters, imaginative story- Excellent anytime story Feb. 16 2009
By H. Sapiens - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
From the author and illustrator of our family's beloved Pumpkin Soup comes Tatty Ratty, a story of one lost rabbit's adventure and eventual return. The story line is simple - a favorite (MUST HAVE) toy is lost somewhere. Mom calls the bus line - no luck - they look in all the usual places - no luck.

Have you seen that minivan commercial where a teddy bear is lost? Mom drives to the store gets a new one, runs it over, and stashes it in one of the oh-so-convenient bins? That is Tatty Ratty in a nutshell, but with a clever twist. The parents in this story use their daughter's worrying and imagination to spin the tale of Tatty Ratty's adventures. He ends up on a train, with the 3 bears, with Cinderella, pirates, and the Man on the Moon. Along the way, Tatty Ratty gets restored. Finally he is reclaimed in the end at "Rabbit World" good as new. Smart parents.

The characters, story line, and illustrations are rich and imaginative. Helen Cooper is at her best in this story. You will see your child in this story - happily musing about bunny's adventures and upset and unable to sleep in another moment. The pictures are rich and detailed - with each read we find something new.

I would highly recommend this book for any child, boy or girl, probably 7 and under. I never thought we would find a book as cherished by my kids as Pumpkin Soup - no surprise that when we did find one, it was from the same author. If you like Tatty Ratty, come back for Pumpkin Soup. You won't be disappointed.
Lovely Story March 11 2014
By Tuesday Reader - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Replaced a well-worn and torn library copy.
Shared the "new" book at Storytime this week.
We always LOVE the story - it's just great how a
dirty brown rabbit leaves on an adventure and
returns as a fluffy clean white rabbit.
Lovely story - good for kids imagination Dec 13 2013
By Ireland Mom - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this (and several others by the same author) after reading the reviews of the other buyers. I am pleased to say that this has been a great purchase all around. I had never even heard of Helen Cooper before, but after one sitting with five or six of her books, we're converted! My kids all loved these, and have asked for them to be read every day, multiple times a day, since. The pictures are absolutely delightful, with beautiful, rich colours, and the story lines are completely adorable! It gives a great look at some of the ideas kids can run with as to what their favourite "loveys" and animals might get up to while lost. Everyone who has ever had a child attached to something has probably had it "lost" at some point, even if only momentarily. This gives a child a great alternative to being upset over the toy being lost. It brought smiles to all of my kids' faces. 5 stars all around. I will definitely be purchasing more from this author.
Must have book in a childs collection Oct. 16 2010
By Lolly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
We actually bought this book from Harrod's in London when my first child was young and it was a favorite. Now with my other two children it is in their top 10. We love the story and the illustrations. Brilliant book.

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