Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes

Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes

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In this fantastic and funny picture book Margaret Atwood offers a deliciously ridiculous tale about the virtues of resisting restrictions. Rude Ramsay has reached the end of his rope! Sick of eating rock-hard rice, wrinkled ravioli, and raw rhinoceros, Ramsay and Ralph the red-nosed rat resolve to leave their rectangular residence in a quest for more refreshing repast and to prove that the grass really is greener on the other side of the fence. With lots of 'r's' to help the story roll along, Margaret Atwood's rollicking text, combined with Dusan Petricic's lively art, make this book a real treat for Margaret Atwood fans, old and more

Product details

  • 0-5
  • Mixed media product | 32 pages
  • 235 x 248 x 4mm | 184g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • chiefly col. Illustrations
  • 074757295X
  • 9780747572954
  • 829,388

Review quote

"Margaret Atwood cleverly spins an engaging yarn This romping exercise in clever, tongue-twisting wordplay is a lot of fun, and the illustrations by Dusan Petricic are a riot" Orlando Sentinel, September 2004 "In lesser hands such an alliteration might prove redundant, but Atwood's prose is both amusing and enlightening in its use of rich vocabulary, with phrases such as "rumpled rucksack," "raggedy ravens" and "rancid remnants of reeking rhinoceros." Kirkus Reviews Aug 2004show more

About Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood lives in Canada and is the author of many wonderful books for adults as well as four other books for children. She has won the Booker Prize with Blind Assassin as well as being shortlisted for the prize with Oryx and Crake. Dusan Petricic is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated over twenty books for children. His work has also appeared in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Scientific American and the Toronto Star. Like Margaret, Dusan lives in Toronto, more

Review Text

"Margaret Atwood cleverly spins an engaging yarn-This romping exercise in clever, tongue-twisting wordplay is a lot of fun, and the illustrations by Dusan Petricic are a riot." (Orlando Sentinel, September 2004)show more

Rating details

119 ratings
3.81 out of 5 stars
5 30% (36)
4 39% (46)
3 18% (21)
2 9% (11)
1 4% (5)
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