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The Resource Best in show for Rotten Ralph, written by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Nicole Rubel

Best in show for Rotten Ralph, written by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Nicole Rubel

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Best in show for Rotten Ralph
Title
Best in show for Rotten Ralph
Statement of responsibility
written by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Nicole Rubel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Hoping to beat his cousin Percy in the cat show, Ralph allows Sarah to help him spruce up his image and get in shape
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Review
  • Gr. 1-3. In the fourth installment of the popular Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader series, bad Ralph wants to beat his smarmy cousin Percy in the cat show, so he lets Sarah help him get in shape. She drags him off the couch (It is so sad when a cat has gone to the dogs) and makes him do push-ups and sit-ups. One very funny picture shows him entangled on the floor after trying to jump rope. On the day of the contest, even though his whiskers are waxed and his posture is proper, he cant compete with Percys fancy pedigree and skills. OK, Percy wins the prize, but Ralph gets a huge trophy for being the Worst at Being Best, and like the contest judges, new readers will be won over by the hilarious antics of the individual who stays true to his irrepressible self. -- Hazel Rochman (Reviewed 09-15-2005) (Booklist, vol 102, number 2, p72)
  • Gr 1-3 –Rotten Ralph has his eye on the prize: the coveted “Best in Show” cup at the cat show, but his cousin has entered the competition, too. Ralph knows his chances are next to nil against Perfect Percy, the overachieving orange tabby who even has his own cheering squad. When Sarah tries to whip the rascally red feline into shape, it's a little bit Rocky , a little bit My Fair Lady , and none of it really seems to do Ralph a bit of good. He comes to realize that he can never become the sort of cat who recites “A Tale of Two Kitties” by rote: “One was the best of kitties./The other was the worst of kitties….” What Ralph does best is to be his own rotten self. This fourth “Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader” is every bit as lively and entertaining as the previous books. Rubel's wonderfully wonky and bright color illustrations add character expression and humor. Gantos gives kids everything they want in an early reader: a plotline with plenty of laughs, interesting characters, and a manageable reading experience. Divided into four short chapters, this story is perfect for beginning readers who are itching for, but not quite ready to make, the transition to lengthier chapter books.–Carol L. MacKay, Camrose Public Library, Alberta, Canada --Carol L. MacKay (Reviewed August 1, 2005) (School Library Journal, vol 51, issue 8, p94)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
139199
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gantos, Jack
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
LG
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 1
  • 3
Reading level
3
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rubel, Nicole
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Rotten Ralph Rotten readers
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cat shows
  • Contests
  • Cats
  • Self-perception
Target audience
primary
Label
Best in show for Rotten Ralph, written by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Nicole Rubel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A rotten Ralph rotton reader"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
514664
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
46 pages
Isbn
9780374363581
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2004040359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374363581
  • (Sirsi) ADS-8340
Label
Best in show for Rotten Ralph, written by Jack Gantos ; illustrated by Nicole Rubel
Publication
Note
"A rotten Ralph rotton reader"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
514664
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
46 pages
Isbn
9780374363581
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2004040359
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374363581
  • (Sirsi) ADS-8340

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