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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (Jan. 25 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375827641
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375827648
  • Product Dimensions: 21.7 x 16.1 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 295 g

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From School Library Journal

Grade 3-6 - In this sequel to Toad Rage (Random, 2004), a young Australian cane toad longs to find a place where his family can live safely from the humans who seem to delight in squashing them. After an encounter with a conservationist, Limpy mistakenly believes that he has been injected with a virus that will wipe out his species. Hearing stories of a fabled "national park" where living things are protected, he sets out, hoping to find this refuge for his family before he dies. This is not a philosophical animal quest in the mold of Richard Adams's Watership Down (Scribner, 1974), but a rather darkly comic fantasy. Limpy and his two traveling companions - his slow, pugnacious cousin and his timid little sister - are a scruffy but oddly endearing crew. He is the brains of the outfit - a somewhat reluctant leader who manages to guide the others through encounters with militant fire ants, crocodiles, and a boatload of tourists. The often-raucous dialogue includes lots of body humor and gross-out descriptions of toad diet and personal habits. Even death is a frequent source of amusement, from the toads' eerie use of a flattened relative as an insect trap to the companions' unsettling experiences among stuffed souvenir cane toads in a gift shop. Readers will appreciate the combination of rowdy humor and adventure as well as the emphasis on individual courage and achievement. - Elaine E. Knight, Lincoln Elementary Schools, IL
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About 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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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Just as awesome as the first book! Aug. 30 2005
By Sugarmag151 - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is every bit as funny as TOAD RAGE, the first book featuring Limpy. I laughed out loud at Limpy's hysterical antics, while at the same time learning about leadership and ecology.
This book was great! Dec 18 2006
A Kid's Review - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Toad heaven was a good book it had a whole lot of comedy and dangers.It is a good book if yoou like animals or you have read one of the other cane toad books.The only bad thing about it is that it dosent have a good ending but of course there is a sequal besides that its a good book.
The kids loved it! Nov. 9 2006
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
My kids were hooked by this series, they both read all 3! They are funny and entertaining and well written. Anything to get the kids to read! My 9 and 11 year olds both liked them.
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
awesome Jan. 20 2013
By Joey - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
love the toad books! derp deep derp derp derp derp Der derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp derp
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
book June 9 2012
By Vinod B Nair - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
this book was the best book i ever read!!!!!! it was really funny and cute and inspiring . toad heaven the best!!!!!!!!!!


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