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Gantos, Jack.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
IL K-3, RL 1.8
ISBN 0374363587

(2 booktalks)

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Booktalk #1

Ralph is excited about the cat show coming up.  He is sure he'll win.  Until he realizes that Percy is also entering.  There is no way he can beat Percy at anything.  Or is there?

Booktalk #2

Watch out!  Rotten Ralph is on the loose again.  Hes a cat with a major attitude. When the cat show comes to town, Rotten Ralph allows Sarah, his loving owner, to lead him through a crash course in self improvement with hilarious results.  Join the fun with Rotten Ralph.  (Jean B. Bellavance for Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Awards, 2007-2008)

SUBJECTS:     Rotten Ralph (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
                        Cat shows -- Fiction.
                        Contests -- Fiction.
                        Cats -- Fiction.
                        Self-perception -- Fiction.

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