Grades K - 2
Grade level Equivalent: 4.1
Lexile Measure®: 590L
DRA: Not Available
Guided Reading: J
- Animal Stories
- Comedy and Humor
- General Fiction
- Character and Values
- Culture and Diversity
About This BookRalph outdoes himself again in this picture book of wedding bliss and bedlam.
It's Aunt Martha's wedding day and Sarah is the flower girl, but Ralph is determined to turn this celebration into an event only our favorite rotten cat could enjoy. He begins by wrapping the wedding gift with that special Ralph flair, then selecting some choice "petals" for Sarah to spread over the guests. After a riotous ceremony, he tops the day by wreaking havoc at the reception.
"Oh, Ralph you were so rotten," bemoans Sarah. Is there anything that cat will do to make her happy? You'll be surprised... "'I bet I know who did that'," Sarah said to herself. She peeked under the table and saw Ralph eating a monster slice of cake.
Sarah's the flower girl at Aunt Martha's wedding, and Ralph is ready to tie all kinds of knots--but are they the kind that will make for marital bliss? If they involve a red cat, a monster truck, and paws full of snails, you can guess the answer. The question to be popped is: After a day of nuptial sabotage, can Ralph still make Sarah smile? Once again, Jack Gantos and Nicole Rubel manage to bring equal measures of love and nastiness to Sarah's special cat.
00 Children's Choices (IRA/CBC)