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Happy Birthday Rotten Ralph (Rotten Ralph)

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Rotten Ralph is even rotten on his birthday, finally forcing poor Sarah to take drastic measures. "Children will delight in the sheer audacity of the irrepressible red cat -- who absolutely refuses to play by human rules." -- Booklist
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published September 26th 1994 by Turtleback Books (first published 1990)
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Glittur
Jun 03, 2012 Glittur rated it it was amazing
Ralph exhibits all the signs of a sociopath: a grandiose sense of self, lack of remorse or shame, an incapacity for love and a lack of empathy. He also exhibits poor impulse control and likely had early behavior problems as a kitten. His attitude towards Sarah is hostile and domineering.

But more disturbing than Ralph is Sarah's inability to create boundaries, and her co-dependent need to love Ralph, no matter what. Sarah is on the toxic roller coaster, enjoying the brief honeymoon phase of each
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Dan Fleming
Mar 15, 2011 Dan Fleming rated it it was amazing
Another great book that makes you laugh. In this series it's Ralph's birthday and he is turning the same age as me 25! Ralph goes snooping for his presents but gets stoped from Sarah because she is making him wait until his party. Well Raplh didn't like that so he puts toothpaste in her slippers. Sarah wants him to invite his nice house cat friends but Ralph wants to invite his alley cat friends so he poured prune juice into her ceral. The look on her face in the picture is priceless. Next they ...more
Alice
Oct 01, 2013 Alice rated it liked it
3 1/2. I love this series!! It is a laugh and a half! It is fun!! The story is funny, the pictures are okay, but I still thought it was a fun one!!! Ralph is a naughty cat, and every page is funny!!
Deanna
This book does show that whatever Ralph does he still is loved and thrown a birthday party. But does teach children that fit throwing and bad attitudes still get you something good in the end. The illustrations in the book were great. Not the best lesson to be learned.
MJ
Nov 16, 2015 MJ rated it liked it
Alissa like Ralph's antics.
Beth
Dec 19, 2011 Beth rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s, birthday
Ralph is excited for a party and his gift. He can’t wait and misbehaves. He thinks there won’t be any celebration after all. Luckily Sarah loves him a lot.
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Jack Gantos is an American author of children's books renowned for his portrayal of fictional Joey Pigza, a boy with ADHD, and many other well known characters such as Rotten Ralph, Jack Henry, Jack Gantos (memoirs) and others. Gantos has won a number of awards, including the Newbery, the Newbery Honor, the Scott O'Dell Award, the Printz Honor, and the Sibert Honor from the American Library Associ ...more
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