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The Infamous Ratsos: Ratty Tattletale

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The Infamous Ratsos: Ratty Tattletale
Written by Kara LaReau
Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781536226010
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The Infamous Ratsos: Ratty Tattletale

author: Kara LaReau
illustrator: Matt Myers

series name:
Infamous Ratsos

Sid and Kurt have been picking on Ralphie’s friend Tiny, and when Ralphie tells them to stop, the two boys get sent to the principal’s office. Now Sid and Kurt are out to get Ralphie! They upend Ralphie’s lunch tray, whip the ball at his head on the playground, and pelt him with peashooters when the teachers aren't looking. Ralphie’s brother, Louie, says he should tell a grown-up, but Ralphie—not wanting to be a Ratty Tattletale—decides to “fight fire with fire,” which only creates new problems for him. It’s time to tell Big Lou, his dad, who has a few wise ideas for putting things right. Full of the charm and fun that Ratsos fans love, this fifth adventure highlights the difference between standing up for yourself and taking vengeance—and shows why confiding in a trusted grown-up when you have a big problem can be the coolest thing to do.

“A new life lesson for Ralphie and Louie Ratso. . . . Gentle, supportive humor is reinforced by the comical illustrations. Instructive—delightfully so.” —Kirkus Reviews
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1536226017 /  9781536226010
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Fiction - First Chapter Book / Paperback
age range:
5 yrs - 8 yrs
# of pages/size:
96 / 5 1/2" x 7 3/4"
grade range:
Kindergarten - Grade 3
Humorous Stories; Social Themes;
author’s comments:
Kara LaReau is the author of the Infamous Ratsos series, the first book of which received a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor, as well as the middle-grade fiction series The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters and numerous picture books, including Baby Clown, illustrated by Matthew Cordell. Kara LaReau lives in Providence, Rhode Island.
illustrator’s comments:
Matt Myers is the illustrator of the Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos as well as the other books in the Infamous Ratsos series. He has illustrated many picture books, including Pirate’s Perfect Pet by Beth Ferry. He lives in North Carolina.
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