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

3.5  ·  Rating details ·  54 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.

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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
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.
Mar 16, 2009 rated it liked it
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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.....
Sep 18, 2007 rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a good one for kids who need to learn that cheating is wrong.
Dec 19, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s
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.
Jul 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Ralph and his perfect cousin, Percy, compete at the fair to win prizes for Sarah. Sarah graciously accepts presents.

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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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