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Paul Jennings has written over one hundred stories and has been voted favourite author over forty times by children in Australia, winning every children's choice award. The top-rating television series Round the Twist and Driven Crazy are based on a selection of his enormously popular short-story collections. In 1995 he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for services to children's literature and was awarded the prestigious Dromkeen Medal in 2001. Paul has sold more than 8 million books worldwide. Rebecca Macauley is a talented and award-winning narrator. She has appeared in a variety of television programs, including the internationally popular series Neighbours and the Australian drama Blue Heelers. Her work includes the US feature film Darkness Falls, and the children's television series Wicked Science. Books narrated for Bolinda audio include Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta and Abyssinia by Ursula Dubosarsky.
"Rascal and the other dragons are frustrated when the Big Bad Cat continually steals their tea (supper). Sherry and Ben decide to teach the dragons how to outsmart the greedy cat. Along with funny sound effects such as cat sleeping sounds and burps, reader Rebecca Macauley gives Paul Jennings's quirky characters her best narration. Since Rascal sleeps through the training, he is awake to thwart the cat, save everyone's tea, and become the hero. There are three versions of this short piece for early readers/listeners - one with original music, one with the narrator's voice alone, and one with page-turning prompts." -- AudioFile Magazine