Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

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Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Rotten Ralph Helps Out

Fall 2001 Picture Books
Ages: 6 - 8 yrs.
Author: Jack Gantos
Illustrator: Nicole Rubel
ISBN: 0-374-36355-2
Hardcover Price: $14.00
Sarah is studying ancient Egypt at school. She unwisely involves her infamous cat, Ralph, in her schemes for her project. Ralph, with the best of intentions, always manages to be, well, rotten. Though he loses all the battles, including one with the local librarian, Rotten Ralph wins the war. With its insight into the nature of all well-meaning klutzes, this new beginning reader will entice every reader who can identify with Ralph. (Psst. . . all of us.)
Kemie Nix   ©2001 Parents' Choice
Kemie Nix is Chairman of Children's Literature for Children (CLC), a non-profit, tax-exempt, educational organization dedicated to bringing children and books together. Mrs. Nix, a senior book editor for Parents' Choice, has a remarkable sense of selecting books children love to read.

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