The Rat (Disgusting Critters) (Paperback)

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Part of The Disgusting Critters series, this book explores the rat - a creature most symbolic for us New Yorkers. We blindly hate them! We love it when they show us what perseverance means when they are met with a fated pizza! Elise Gravel shows us the personality of the rat, and teaches us important facts about them. This way our idea of the rat can be backed up by facts as well as emotion. This book can be read at story time, or is a perfect early reader for your curious 6 to 9 year old.

-- Anna

— From Anna S. Staff Picks


One in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Rat is a look at the black rat. It covers such topics as the rat's long, agile tail (it's good for balancing and picking noses), long teeth (they can chew through anything, including books) and disgusting taste in food (delicious electrical wires in tomato sauce, anyone?). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Rat contains real information that will tie in with curriculum.

About the Author

ELISE GRAVEL is an award-winning author/illustrator from Quebec. She has won a Governor General's Award for Children's Illustration in French, and is well-known for her original, wacky picture books and graphic novels. After completing her studies in graphic design, Elise found herself quickly swept up into the glamorous world of illustration. Her old design habits drive her to work a little text here and there into her drawings and she loves to handle the design of her assignments from start to finish. She is inspired by social causes and likes projects that can handle a good dose of eccentricity. The author lives in Montreal, Quebec.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781770496590
ISBN-10: 1770496599
Publisher: Tundra Books (NY)
Publication Date: July 5th, 2016
Pages: 32
Language: English
Series: Disgusting Critters