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WEDDING BELLS FOR ROTTEN RALPH by Jack Gantos

WEDDING BELLS FOR ROTTEN RALPH

By Jack Gantos

Pub Date: May 31st, 1999
ISBN: 0-06-027533-2
Publisher: HarperCollins

Rotten Ralph (Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Romance, 1997, etc.) is up to his red-tailed hijinks, and this time his behavior turns a wedding topsy-turvy. He knocks off the ladies’ fancy hats, sprinkles slugs and toads among the rose petals, and takes a ride down the aisle on the bride’s trailing veil. After dancing up a storm, Ralph eats himself sick; on the way home, Sarah has to chastise him for his bad behavior, but once again Ralph weasels his way back into her heart by offering her the bridal bouquet he’s nabbed. As usual, Rubel’s portrayal of this wicked feline is devilishly enchanting, enough to guarantee a faithful following beyond Rotten Ralph’s allotted nine lives. (Picture book. 4-8)