Illustrated in bold watercolors reminiscent of children's paintings, this gentle tale for prereaders tells of Rat, a water rat who wears a sailor suit and lives on a raft in a reedy pond, and who just now is feeling rather blue because none of his friends have been by for ages. Then a bright yellow envelope arrives at his door—a letter from a secret admirer—and Rat brushes his teeth, and combs his whiskers, and heads out to find who could have written him. British author and illustrator Anthony France and Tiphanie Beeke create a delightful, somewhat old-fashioned world of caring animal friends.
Authors: Anthony France. Tiphanie Beeke, illus.
Publication Date: 2003
Primary Subject: children's