A Tale of Two Beasts

A Tale of Two Beasts

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There are two sides to every story. A little girl finds a strange beast in the woods and takes it home as a pet. She feeds it, shows it off to her friends and gives it a hat. But that night it escapes. Then the beast tells the story of being kidnapped by the girl, who forcefed it squirrel food, scared it with a group of beasts and wrapped it in wool. Can the two beasts resolve their differences? An eye-opening story that makes you look at things from a different perspective. 'Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. [...] Totally delightful.' - Kirkus Reviews
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 268 x 270 x 9mm | 440g
  • Hodder Children's Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Full colour throughout
  • 1444916726
  • 9781444916720
  • 363,956

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Roberton's premise is as sublime as it is simple, with a subtle message. Brilliantly, the illustrations vary just slightly from one version of the story to the next; it's their juxtaposition with the radically different textual perspective that generates the laughs. - Kirkus Reviews

Roberton spins a clever he-said/she-said story about a girl's rescue of a squirrel-like creature in the woods. [...] It's a smart and not-too-serious introduction to the idea of empathy-and boundaries. - Publisher's Weekly

Charming and original. - Huffington Post

I've loved everything Fiona Roberton has done so far but I love this one even more. There's so much to engage both eyes and ears here. The story is cleverly constructed and both the main characters and the illustrations, enchanting. - Red Reading Hub

Praise for The Perfect Pet: A hoot. - The Times

[The Perfect Pet is] A gentle, funny, endearing story that's definitely recommended. - Bookbag

[The Perfect Pet] is a witty tale with a lovely philosophical response - Families
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About Fiona Roberton

Fiona Roberton was born in Oxford and studied art and design in London and New York. She has kept the wolf from the door for a number of years by working as a designer, but has since befriended the wolf, and has it to tea on Tuesdays. Sometimes they go out. Her previous book, Wanted: The Perfect Pet, was inspired by her love of dogs, ducks and disguises.
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Rating details

649 ratings
4.42 out of 5 stars
5 55% (356)
4 34% (221)
3 10% (62)
2 1% (8)
1 0% (2)
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