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Practice Makes Perfect for Rotten Ralph: A Rotten Ralph Rotten Reader (Rotten Ralph)

3.55 of 5 stars 3.55  ·  rating details  ·  42 ratings  ·  8 reviews
It’s carnival time for Ralph, Sarah, and Percy, Ralph’s cousin! Ralph is ready to play games and win prizes. But perfect Percy has been practicing. He keeps beating Ralph and wooing Sarah with his winnings. Fed up with losing, Ralph decides to cheat his way to victory . . . until Sarah puts a stop to it.

School Library Journal hails Rotten Ralph Helps Out, the first Rotten
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published March 20th 2002 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Erin Ramai
This volume of the Rotten Ralph Rotten Readers was far too didactic and sweet in comparison to Gantos' other Rotten Ralph books. In this installment, Ralph is at the carnival with his cousin Percy. Before they leave for the fair, Percy practices his aim for the carnival games and dresses himself very prim and proper. Ralph, of course, does neither. Then, predictably, Percy wins prizes at each game and Ralph does not. Because he feels ashamed and fiercely competitive, Ralph decides he must win so ...more
Ralph and his perfect cousin, Percy, compete at the fair to win prizes for Sarah. Sarah graciously accepts presents.

Not my favorite.
This is a good book at showing some more realistic reactions to lying. I feel like a lot of the other books have sugar coated their responses. This one actually gave pretty realistic possibilities of how people may react.
Percy is a neat cat. He does really well with the carnival games. This makes him cheat at the games. Ralph returns all of the prizes. Sarah is then proud of him for telling the truth.
I love Rotten Ralph. I love the unconditional love Sarah has for him. Even though he is rotten, she always says she loves him at the end.
My kids LOVE me to read these Rotten Ralph chapter books to them. Like, 24/7...... So, they would probably rate them a 5.....
Sep 18, 2007 Khris rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone who has been rotten
Shelves: easy-readers
I absolutely adore Rotten Ralph! He is the most rotten, but ultimately lovable, kitty around.
This is a good one for kids who need to learn that cheating is wrong.
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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. Gantos has won a number of awards, including the Newbery Honor, the Printz Honor, and the Sibert Honor from the American Library Association, and he has been a finalist for the National Book Award. His newest book, The Love Curse of the Rumbaughs (2006), deals with twins, euge ...more
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