The Infamous Ratsos Are Tough, Tough, Tough! Three Books in One

By Kara LaReau
Illustrated by Matt Myers

Louie and Ralphie are always up to something! Join the Ratso brothers on their first three adventures in a bind-up of stories with humor and heart to spare.

Whether they’re trying to be tough, face their fears, or win someone’s attention, brothers Louie and Raphie will make readers laugh out loud as they stumble through one relatable situation after another. Hilarious, frequently touching, and perfect for early readers, this bind-up includes Kara LaReau’s Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book The Infamous Ratsos as well as its follow-ups, The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid and The Infamous Ratsos: Project Fluffy.

  • Three books in one! This bindup contains the first three books in the chapter book series starring Louie and Ralphie, the infamous Ratso Brothers who are "bad at being bad"
  • Both laugh-out-loud funny and surprisingly touching, this series—the first volume of which was a Geisel honor book—hits a pitch-perfect sweet spot for newly independent readers, especially the more reluctant ones
  • Features a terrific cast of animal characters including the would-be tough guys Louie and Ralphie Ratso, their father Big Lou, new girl Fluffy Rabbitski, the prickly old lady Mrs. Porcupini, and more

About the author

Kara LaReau is the author of numerous picture books, as well as two middle-grade series: the ZomBert Chronicles and the Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

About the illustrator

Matt Myers is the illustrator of E-I-E-I-O: How Old MacDonald Got His Farm (with a Little Help from a Hen) by Judy Sierra and Pirate’s Perfect Pet by Beth Ferry, as well as many other books for young readers. Matt Myers lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

ISBN: 9781536222999
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: February 2, 2022
Dimensions: 139 x 196mm, 256pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 03/08/21 at 01:24:00
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