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Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell
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Nov 01, 10

bookshelves: read-in-2010, animals, rodents
Read from October 20 to 21, 2010

Emmy and her parents live in a large mansion with her nanny, Miss Barmy and a number of other servants. But her parents are always taking long trips abroad and leaving Emmy with the horrible Miss Barmy. But Emmy works very hard at her school work and other extracurricular activities, hoping that when her parents return, they might notice her a little more. But not even excelling in class helps Emmy get any recognition for poor Emmy. No one seems to notice her at all. Unless you count the rat. And who in the world will believe her when she says she can talk with a rat? But one person does believe her. And with her new-found friend, Emmy discovers a whole other world hidden from normal human eyes. And she discovers that she has more friends than she ever imagined. But she still wants to earn the affection of her parents, but Miss Barmy seems to have other plans for Emmy. And her plans aren't nice at all.

This was a very cute book showing the effects of greed and selfishness. Also a great resource for all kinds of rodents!
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