The Infamous Ratsos Live! in Concert! (Infamous Ratsos #6)

by Kara Lareau (Author) Matt Myers (Illustrator)

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

Ralphie is excited to sing and dance with his friends--until Chad makes fun of them for being "girly." Can everyone learn to be true to themselves?

When Louie and Ralphie Ratso see their friends singing and dancing in the run-down band shell in the Big City Park, Louie gets one of his big ideas. They'll put on a concert to raise money to improve the park! But as Ralphie, Tiny, Velma, and Millicent plan a repertoire by the Critter Kidz, their favorite pop group, featuring costumes full of glitter and sequins, Chad Badgerton teases and says they look "girly"--making Ralphie self-conscious about being in the group. Why is being girly a bad thing? Then Tiny, their lead singer, loses his voice, and the gang worries that the concert won't happen at all--until Ralphie and Louie discover that Chad has a secret fan stash of his own. Can Ralphie muster enough confidence to help Chad find his? Fans of the Ratsos as well as readers new to the series will be tickled and heartened by this latest adventure.

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Kara Lareau
Kara LaReau was an editor at Candlewick Press prior to becoming a full-time writer. She has published many acclaimed picture books for children including Ugly Fish, Rabbit & Squirrel, and Otto: The Boy Who Loved Cars. Kara lives in Providence, Rhode Island, with her husband and son and their two cats.
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Candlewick Press (MA)
Publication date
July 20, 2022
Infamous Ratsos
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV031040 - Juvenile Fiction | Performing Arts | Music
JUV039230 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Bullying
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