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The Year of the Rat
"Starred Pick for Kids and Parents: Furry Fantasy: Ralph is a curious and friendly baby rat, who finds himself in all sorts of pickles as he tries to make friends and understand the world around him…Just when Ralph thinks he's lost all hope of making friends, he gets the chance to save the day and discovers that his seeming liabilities aren't to bad after all."
"RBF Approved - We Tested, We Love: The illustrated children's book The Year of the Rat by Oliver Chin is super cute about a little rat who gets into trouble with the family of humans he lives with because he gnaws a little too much and hoards items he shouldn't be hoarding. Bright, colorful illustrations, a cute cast of characters and a lesson that sometimes we need to be true to ourselves made this a delightful read."
- Rare Bird Finds
"This story is just so sweet and the illustrations have that beautiful classic cartoon feel. Makes me proud to be a rat!"
"People born in the Year of the Rat have special qualities that are personified in Ralph, our hero"
- American Fancy Rat & Mouse Association, Rat & Mouse Tales
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Lexile Level: 720L
Lexile Code: AD "adult directed"
Fountas & Pinnel (F&P GRL): K
GLE (Grade Level): 2
Interest Level: K-3
Reading Recovery Level (RRL): 18