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In Books, bulldogs, Cats, Children's Literacy, Forgiveness, K-12 Education, Love, ThatOne WORD, WORD Book of the WEEK, Writers and Writing on November 13, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Reading RocketsNow here’s something you can ask your mom and dad to get you for Christmas and I gare-ron-TEE they’ll move heaven and earth to get it for you.  What’s that, you ask? A few good books.

Last month I raved about The Most Beautiful Place In The World by Ann Cameron.  I hope you all got a chance to read That. This month, it’s all about the cat. And not just any cat. A big, red, fat cat named Ralph.

Meet Ralph, I'm Ralphthe often curmudgeonly, always incorrigible, mischievous cat who has been misbehaving his way through children’s hearts (and Hers) and eight picture books (plus four early readers) since he was created by author Jack Gantos in 1976.

Ralph lives with his long-suffering owner, Sarah, a young girl, wise beyond her years. Even when he’s been at his rottenest, Sarah loves him unconditionally. She may get exasperated with Ralph, but she always patiently helps him to see the error of his ways. She never gives up on Ralph and she’s always ready to forgive. Young Sarah is a good friend. That’s the kind of friend we should all try hard to be.

I know you’ll come to love Ralph as much as Sarah does. WORD dogWhen you’re ready to read Rotten Ralph, I’m ready to lie down and listen. Collect all the books in the Rotten Ralph series. This can be a fun project the whole family will enjoy.

Goodwill Energies I direct
Toward each and every one of you
Each and every day!

Rotten Ralph Eugene Public Library

“And there came to be evening and there came to be morning”

That's life today!

Vocabulary WORD:

Find out more about Jack Gantos and the illustrator of  the Rotten Ralph books, Nicole Rubel.

Read the latest Rotten Ralph: Click on the book below and read Rotten Ralph now!Read Rotten Ralph Now!
  1. The pictures above are so cute!!! Thanks for coming!!!

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