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The Infamous Ratsos Camp Out

By Kara LaReau
Illustrated by Matt Myers

Louie and Ralphie discover that camping is not easy — especially since Scoutmaster Grandpa Ratso doesn’t think they should ask for help — in the latest adventure in the Infamous Ratsos series.

Ralphie and Louie Ratso and the rest of the Big City Scouts are leaving the city to go camping for the first time. And they have a special guide: Grandpa Ratso! He was Scoutmaster when Ralphie and Louie’s dad, Big Lou, was a kid. Grandpa teaches everyone the Scouts motto he still remembers, which says that Big City Scouts are always able to solve problems without asking for help. But the Scouts soon find that figuring out how to pitch a tent, make a fire, and find their way through the woods is tough to do by themselves. In fact, not asking for help isn’t working at all! Luckily for the Scouts, someone unexpected comes along to set them all straight about what the motto really says: Scouts have the courage to ask for help and work together. Kara LaReau and Matt Myers team up again to combine witty text and humorous illustrations for the fourth book in the Infamous Ratsos series.

  • The fourth installment in the popular and Geisel Honor-winning illustrated chapter book series about the Ratso brothers
  • Each Infamous Ratsos book takes on a different aspect of what author Kara LaReau calls "toxic masculinity," in this case having the courage to ask for help
  • Both very funny and surprisingly touching, The Infamous Ratsos series hits a pitch-perfect sweet spot for newly independent readers, especially the more reluctant ones

About the author

Kara LaReau is the author of numerous picture books, as well as the middle-grade series 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: 9781536200065
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: July 1, 2020
Dimensions: 139 x 196mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $25.99
New Zealand RRP: $28.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 06/07/20 at 01:04:09
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