Rotten Ralph Helps Out (Hardcover)

My Readers Level 3

By Jack Gantos, Nicole Rubel (Illustrator)

Square Fish, 9780312641726, 48pp.

Publication Date: February 28, 2012



Sarah is excited about her school project on ancient Egypt. She would like Ralph's help. But Ralph's idea of helping out is no help at all. According to Sarah, the ancient Egyptians believed cats were wise and had special powers. Can Rotten Ralph prove them right?

About the Author

JACK GANTOS has written many other Rotten Ralph stories as well as the Joey Pigza series. His latest novel is Dead End in Norvelt. He lives in Boston, Massachusetts.NICOLE RUBEL co-creator of the Rotten Ralph character, has illustrated more than fifty books for children. She lives in Aurora, Oregon.

Praise For Rotten Ralph Helps Out: My Readers Level 3

“Fans of Gantos’s irrepressible Ralph who are ready to graduate from picture books will eagerly leap into this early chapter book, the first installment of the Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader series.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“Rotten Ralph’s bouncy, semi-bad behavior and amusing antics have been delighting children for years in the long-running series. . . . Now the irrepressible Ralph has moved on to ‘Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers’ in this upper-level easy reader with an Egyptian theme. . . . Rubel’s flat, stylized illustrations in full color are a natural complement to the Egyptian style of art, and she adds a good deal of additional information on ancient Egyptian culture through her illustrations.”—Kirkus Reviews “The text’s short sentences and dialogue are basic enough for new readers while imparting plenty of interesting facts about the Egyptians.”—Booklist
“Rotten Ralph is one cat who can make reading fun for kids. And he does!”—Marc Brown