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The Resource The short and incredibly happy life of Riley, Colin Thompson & Amy Lissiat

The short and incredibly happy life of Riley, Colin Thompson & Amy Lissiat

Label
The short and incredibly happy life of Riley
Title
The short and incredibly happy life of Riley
Statement of responsibility
Colin Thompson & Amy Lissiat
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Human beings live for quite a long time and for a lot of that time we are not happy. We want to be taller, shorter, fatter, thinner, older and younger. Rats live for quite a short time and for most of that time they are very, very happy, and we think we are better than rats! Ages 5+
Summary
Contrasts the experiences of a rat called Riley, who enjoys every moment of his life and finds happiness in everything he eats, everything he does, and every rat he knows, with the lives of humans, who always seem to want what they do not have
Tone
Award
Children's Book of the Year Award (Children's Book Council of Australia), Picture Book of the Year, 2006.
Awards note
Winner of the Children's Book Council award: 2006 Picture Book of the Year.
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148145
Cataloging source
ANL
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1942-
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Thompson, Colin
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
For primary aged children
Literary form
novels
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Lissiat, Amy
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True
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  • Rats
  • Happiness
Target audience
primary
Label
The short and incredibly happy life of Riley, Colin Thompson & Amy Lissiat
Instantiates
Publication
Note
2006 reprint - shortlisted book CBA
Control code
000026398473
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780733621673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
Label
The short and incredibly happy life of Riley, Colin Thompson & Amy Lissiat
Publication
Note
2006 reprint - shortlisted book CBA
Control code
000026398473
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
[32] p.
Isbn
9780733621673
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.

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