Book & Recording Live Oak Media 2006
CS ISBN 9781595199225 $25.95 One cassettes
CD ISBN 9781595199263 $28.95 One CDs
Children love Rotten Ralph because he's so naughty. In this story the cat and his superior cousin, Percy, attend a fair, where Ralph discovers that although practice is boring, those who practice do better, and those who are above such trivial matters do worse. Author Gantos takes great pleasure in reading his own story, and, though his characters' voices all sound a bit similar, their zesty, telling dialogue distinguishes them quite well. Listeners will enjoy the bright cartoon illustrations of the accompanying book. An added attraction is the festive carnival music that weaves in and out of the production, along with sound effects that suggest the fun of different fairground games. J.C.G. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/ SEP 07]
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