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The good news is that the third grade can buy a class pet. The bad news for Rosemary is that the kids want a rat! How gross!
There's no way Rosemary's mother will let her take a turn as ratkeeper for a creepy, dirty animal. But Rosemary surprises herself when she begins to like Cheese, the gray and white hooded rat. Then, when Cheese's life is in danger, it's Rosemary to the rescue . . . if she can hide him from her family!
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"A girl with a fear of rats overcomes that aversion in this fast-paced classroom story, where the personalities of the students and a funny, alert teacher take center stage."--Kirkus Reviews
"The people are lively individuals capable
of holding their own against Cheeky Cheese. . . . Its sound insight into grade-school psychology and its furry appeal should keep young readers happily scampering through the pages."--The Bulletin, Recommended
"Short sentences, funny quips, and ample lighthearted art make this a smooth read." --Publishers Weekly
"A . . . comic, tender chapter book . . . kids will enjoy the farce. . . . The classroom scenes are as funny and immediate as those in Rosemary's home."--Booklist
Judy Cox is an elementary school teacher. She has written many books for young readers. She has also had stories, poems, essays, and articles published in Cricket and Spider.
Cynthia Fisher has illustrated many books for children. She lives in western Massachusetts.
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