FERRET FUN by Karen Rostoker-Gruber

FERRET FUN

Age Range: 4 - 8

KIRKUS REVIEW

Fudge and Einstein were perfectly happy ferrets until Andrea, their owner, brought a surprise visitor into the house. Marvel, a chunky calico cat, is going to stay with them while her owner is away. Marvel has never seen a ferret. She knows Fudge and Einstein aren’t cats. She knows they aren’t dogs. They must be... Rats! Marvel loves to eat rats. No amount of discussion changes her mind. She breaks into their cage—but Andrea comes back in time to save the ferrets. What are a couple of enterprising ferrets to do? Hide? She’d find them. Ignore her? She’d bug them. Run away? There are no raisins in the wild! When they hit upon a plan to deal with the feline bully, it works perfectly…maybe too perfectly. Fudge and Einstein decide a friend is more helpful (and fun) than a frightened enemy (especially when it means raisins and a good game of chase). Rostoker-Gruber’s tale of standing up to bullies might not offer any practical advice beyond the obvious, but children will identify with Fudge and Einstein’s situation. Rátz de Tagyos’s magic-marker–and-ink graphic-novel–style illustrations are the real draw; the bouncy, fanged trio are a terrific balance between Saturday morning cartoon and real animals. Just enough lesson hidden in the fun. (Picture book. 4-8)

Pub Date: March 1st, 2011
ISBN: 978-0-7614-5817-3
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 15th, 2011




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