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Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett

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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 bug, grey… other squirrel? 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 actually a RAT!

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett

Written and illustrated by Emily Gravett
Published by Two Hoots Books

But Cyril’s life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end, the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same or listening to others. Can Cyril and Pat overcome the fear of unacceptance and prejudices?

Where can you buy the Cyril and Pat book?

The Cyril and Pat book is available to buy from Amazon and all other good book retailers in Paperback, Hardback and Kindle Edition.

Our Thoughts on Cyril and Pat

A beautifully illustrated picture storybook that showcases the importance of friendship. From how lonely it can be without a friend, the fun that they can have together. To the differences between them, especially when everyone is saying that you can’t be friends.

As a new school year approaches, it can be overwhelming for children to form friendships. This book helps them relate to the qualities that friends offer. Be prepared to have your hearts melted by the touching duo and learn that friendship is truly worth fighting for in this funny yet tender story.

Cyril and Pat by Emily Gravett
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About the Author – Emily Gravett

Emily Gravett was born in Brighton. She left school with few qualifications and spent 8 years living on the road (in a variety of vehicles including a truck, caravan and RAF petrol bus called Toby Diesel) before settling back in Brighton and getting a place on the BA(Hons) Illustration course at Brighton University.

Her first picture book WOLVES was published in August 2005 to great acclaim, winning the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal and a clutch of other awards it marked the beginning of a stellar career creating extraordinary books for children.

Emily has also won the Best Emerging Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards for MONKEY AND ME and the bronze award in the 6-8 age category at the Nestle Children’s Book Prize for LITTLE MOUSE’S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. In 2008 Emily was awarded the rare honour of a second CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for LITTLE MOUSE’S BIG BOOK OF FEARS. Emily lives in Brighton with her family and their dog, Dilys.

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