Author(s): Gavin Bishop
DoP 2007 NZ Rats! is a quirky, lively fun story with stunning illustrations. Polly Piper's house is infested with rats - they are everywhere. She calls in an exterminator (closely resembling the Pied Piper) who leads them all away. When they go, Polly finds her life is empty and boring. Miserable, they plead to come back - so of course Polly agrees - and they all live happily ever after! This book stands out for its finely detailed and exciting illustrations - they are beautiful and will give readers plenty to discover and delight in. SHORTLISTED PICTURE BOOK CATEGORY NZ POST BOOK AWARDS 2008
Winner of Storylines Notable New Zealand Books: Picture Books 2008 and LIANZA Children's Book Awards: Russell Clark Award 2008. Shortlisted for New Zealand Post Children's Book Award: Picture Book 2008.
Gavin Bishop is a renowned children's book author and illustrator. His book Weaving Earth and Sky won the non-fiction section and the Book of the Year Award of the NZ Post Children's Book Awards 2003; Taming the Sun was shortlisted for the same awards in 2005, and Riding the Waves in 2007.