Ratty Tattletale (Infamous Ratsos #5)

by Kara Lareau (Author) Matt Myers (Illustrator)

Reading Level: 2nd − 3rd Grade
Series: Infamous Ratsos

When Ralphie Ratso stands up to some kids who bullied his friend, they vow revenge. But will ratting them out make it worse?

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--ping! 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," only creating new problems for himself. 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.


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Kirkus

A new life lesson for Ralphie and Louie Ratso, with an assist from their savvy single dad... Gentle, supportive humor is reinforced by the comical illustrations. Instructive--delightfully so.

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Kara Lareau
Kara LaReau is the author of a number of picture books, including Ugly Fish, Mr. Prickles, and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars, all illustrated by Scott Magoon. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her family.

Matt Myers is the illustrator of E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm with a Little Help from a Hen by Judy Sierra, and Bartholomew Biddle and the Very Big Wind by Gary Ross, as well as many other books for young readers. Matt Myers lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Classification
Fiction
ISBN-13
9781536207460
Lexile Measure
N/A
Guided Reading Level
N/A
Publication date
March 20, 2021
Series
Infamous Ratsos

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