Gantos, Jack. The Nine Lives of Rotten Ralph. Illustrated by Nicole Rubel. Houghton Mifflin: 2009. ISBN: 9780618800469.
Rotten Ralph was quite the humorous book. It starts on a morning like any other when Ralph, Sarah's pet cat, wakes up and feels very tired and sick! He yells to Sarah, who comes running to his bedside. She decides to take him to the vet. The vet explains that Ralph has only ONE of his nine LIVES LEFT! Will Ralph be responsible and stay in bed? Or will he be as rotten as ever and sneak out to have fun? This book was very good because the pictures and words worked really well together describing what happens. I would recommend it to children from kindergarten to 2nd grade. I felt that the artwork was quite humorous and I enjoyed it the most.
H.F., 7th Grade, Eastwood Middle School