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I went out this morning, and what did I see?A white, whiskered rat, looking straight back at me!With scratchy pink claws and a pink pointy noseit was dressed in some raggedy baggy old clothes.Then suddenly, SQUEAK! It jumped over my toes!QUICK! CATCH THAT RAT!The chase to catch the cheeky little jumper-wearing rat who is the star of this story leads a little girl, her granny, the postman and some builders on a crazy race through the house, all over town, on a plane... ending up in space! It takes...
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Give peas a chance.

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd quite like to meet Einstein. I'm not sure what we'd talk about as my maths is terrible, the weather maybe, or who he fancied for the cup this year, something mundane probably. He just looks like he'd be quite nice.

Q. Which living person do you most admire?

A. My nan.

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. Intolerance.

Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Maybe in a country pub. It's hard not to be happy in a pub.

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