Read about Cyril and Pat

Publication date: July 12 2018

ISBN: 9781509857272

Number of pages: 32

Cyril and Pat

Cyril is the only squirrel in Lake Park, and he's very lonely. Until one day he meets Pat – Pat the big, grey . . . other squirrel. Cyril and Pat have lots of adventures and fun together and Cyril is so pleased he's made a friend. But everyone is adamant that Cyril and Pat simply cannot be friends, and they soon reveal why: Pat, as the reader has known all along, is actually a RAT!

But Cyril's life turns out to be a lot duller and quite a bit scarier without Pat by his side, and in the end the two friends learn that some things are more important than being the same, or listening to others.

Cyril and Pat is a richly colourful, rhyming romp through the park from the CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal-winning Emily Gravett.

WINNER - BookTrust Storytime Prize 2019 celebrating the best books for sharing with young children
SHORTLISTED - Bishop's Stortford Picture Book Award 2019
SHORTLISTED - North Somerset Teachers' Book Award 2018

'This comic, summery picture book invitingly depicts an urban park and is the rhyming story of a friendship between Cyril, a squirrel, and Pat, a… something else. It shows how difference doesn’t matter and will make readers feel one step ahead.' - Sunday Times
'Filled with the anarchic energy of these defiant buddies cutting capers, it’s enormous fun to read aloud, and a paean to loyal friendship in the teeth of opposition'  - Guardian