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

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When the carnival comes to town, the world's favorite fractious feline discovers the hilariously wrong way to victory before he gets it right.

"Illustrated with Rubel's deadpan pictures, this is a prize for newly independent readers, for whom ‘practice makes perfect' indeed." —The Horn Book Guide

"Ralph has his own special niche in the world of children's literature, and no
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published October 13th 2009 by Square Fish (first published March 20th 2002)
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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
Gretchen
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.
Amber
Mar 16, 2009 Amber rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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My kids LOVE me to read these Rotten Ralph chapter books to them. Like, 24/7...... So, they would probably rate them a 5.....
Karin
Feb 11, 2013 Karin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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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.
Kaethe
Ralph and his perfect cousin, Percy, compete at the fair to win prizes for Sarah. Sarah graciously accepts presents.

Not my favorite.
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I absolutely adore Rotten Ralph! He is the most rotten, but ultimately lovable, kitty around.
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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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