Published by Orion Children’s Books

Not yet Published at time of going to Post: March 2016

This starts with the story of a young girl clutching her doll whilst waiting for her mother on board her parent’s boat. She realises that one shoe of her doll has become lost, and is, perhaps lying on the quay side. It is the result of that which makes her decide never to lose anything ever again…

This is a story of adventure, that life is and should be one. It is not something to be taken lightly, stored carefully in boxes, wrapped up in cotton wool. It is a story of friendship, bravery, cunning, daring and a small amount of audaciousness…of trips in a jungle, of topiary, imagination, it is a tale of growing up, pushing the boundaries and it is also the story of a small rat, named Tar.

The proof I had was set in a very small font – which was a pity as it does make it a little harder to read and might just put off those readers who don’t like small print. Perhaps this was just for the proof – I expect that is the case. Once again, being a proof I cannot be certain of the design for the cover, but that depicted above is the same or very similar to that on the proof, and is advertised on the Internet as the cover…

Enjoy this lesson of life – to be grabbed with both hands, or paws, should you be like Tar…