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Spinelli, Jerry.
New York : Scholastic, 1991.
IL 3-6, RL 4.3
ISBN 0590442449
Fourth grade rats don't cry. They aren't afraid of spiders, they push little kids off of swings, they say no to their mothers, and they eat real meat like bologna instead of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Unlike his friend Joey, Suds Morton wishes he was still in third grade so he could keep being an angel. For Suds, being a rat isn't easy. It takes a lot of practice. He snatches Twinkies from little kids, lets a spider crawl up his arm, and climbs onto the roof to prove he's not afraid. He even gets detention for laughing during Silent Reading.  But is this enough to make a rat out of Suds? To find out read Fourth Grade Rats by Newbery Award winning author Jerry Spinelli.  (Jana Davis,
SUBJECTS:     Conduct of life -- Fiction.
                        Schools -- Fiction.
                        Friendship -- Fiction.
                        Interpersonal relations -- Fiction.


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