Rat & Roach Friends to the End
By David Covell
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670014095, 40pp.)
Publication Date: July 5, 2012
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Friends. Enemies. And friends again!
This is a story of two friends. Rat and Roach.
They get along great!
Except when Rat makes a mess . . .
Or Roach cooks too fancy . . .
Or Rat HUGS TOO TIGHT!!
In fact, why are these two friends? Rat and Roach aren't so sure either, but they're more unhappy when they aren't friends. Here is a book that shows friendship in a whole new, wonderful, hilarious light.
David Covell grew up in Maine, worked in Vermont, and moved to New York. He's not quite Rat, and not quite Roach, but he's known them both. He lives in New York City.
Praise for Rat and Roach Friends to the End by David Covell:
“Engaging text [and] bold illustrations...Rat and Roach [is] unusually ugly—and wonderfully appropriately so.” —New York Times Book Review
"In the fine tradition of A. M. Monson's Wanted: Best Friend (Dial, 1997) or Carolyn Crimi's Don't Need Friends (Doubleday, 1999) ... Covell tells this familiar story with unusual visual and verbal humor and a delightfully caustic lack of sentimentality. His artwork—pictures, font, layout, down to the most minute detail—is well worth a bunch of perusals." —School Library Journal