By: Morris Gleitzman
Genre: YFB - General fiction (Children's/Teenage)
Published by: Penguin Australia
Published: 01 Aug 2016
ISBN: 9780143309239


Even more desperate to save his family from ending up on his stack of squashed relatives, Limpy takes his quest to the airwaves. When a TV cooking show kidnaps Goliath to be their main ingredient, Limpy sets out to rescue him and ends up on camera himself.

Can Limpy use his 15 minutes of fame to get humans to lay off the cane-toad squashing? Or will that be a recipe for disaster? A stirring saga of bravery, sacrifice and prime-time warts-and-all adventure. Tasty.


Another delightful toad tale by master storyteller Morris Gleitzman.

Limpy is back and trying to get the humans to see cane toads in a different light. If only they could see that they are not really greedy and that they have feelings too.

When a T.V crew come to the swamp, his cousin Goliath puts on a great show for them. Limpy sees that this might be their chance to make the humans stop squashing them.

But when things don’t quite go to plan, and the camera crew are really there to collect them for a new cooking show, Limpy must think quick. However, Goliaths obsession with Penny the backpack is just adding to their problems!

With some quick thinking, determination, family support and love, can Limpy achieve his goal for them all to live happily together?

Boys and girls 8 and up will enjoy this one and love the attitude and qualities that Limpy has.

Reviewed by Sam