By Darrin Lunde
Art by Adam Gustavson
Published by Charlesbridge in 2015
There are many outstanding qualities about this nonfiction picture book. For one thing, it helps open children’s eyes to the world of rats…all over the world. Not all rats eat garbage or live in sewers. Some live out of doors and some even swim in clear mountain streams.
The other quality that really stands out to me is the author’s word choice. Wow. Swarm and scurry. Beady eyes and naked tails. Eek! Aargh! Yikes!
So great! This text is very engaging. And very informative. What a great book for kids and adults to read.
Here’s my rubric of this nonfiction picture book.