Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph
A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader
Publication Date: March 2002
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
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It’s carnival time for Ralph, Sarah, and Percy, Ralph’s cousin! Ralph is ready to play games and win prizes. But perfect Percy has been practicing. He keeps beating Ralph and wooing Sarah with his winnings. Fed up with losing, Ralph decides to cheat his way to victory . . . until Sarah puts a stop to it.
School Library Journal hails Rotten Ralph Helps Out, the first Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader, as a “wise choice for youngsters making the transition from picture books to chapter books.” In this feisty new adventure, the world’s favorite come-back cat shows Percy and Sarah that all his practice at losing can make him a winner in the end.
Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel published their first book, Rotten Ralph, in 1976. They launched the Rotten Ralph Readers in 2001 with Rotten Ralph Helps Out. In addition to the Rotten Ralph books, Jack Gantos is the author of Hole in My Life, a memoir that won the Michael L. Printz and Robert F. Sibert Honors, Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key, a National Book Award Finalist, and Joey Pigza Loses Control, a Newbery Honor book. He lives with his family in Boston, Massachusetts. Nicole Rubel's many books include Twice as Nice: What It's Like to Be a Twin and Grody's Not So Golden Rules. She lives in Aurora, Oregon.
"Themes of jealousy, boasting, cheating, and getting one's comeuppance are all touched on in this second book in the easy-reader series." --School Library Journal