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Oh, Rats!|Albert Marrin
Oh, Rats! : The Story of Rats and People
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Prepare to be disgusted, amazed, shocked (and informed) by the astonishing and mysterious creature that has annoyed humanity for centuries:

Rats

Able to claw straight up a brick wall, squeeze through a pipe the width of a quarter, and gnaw through iron and concrete, rats are also revealed in this fascinating book to be incredibly intelligent and capable of compassion. Weaving together science, history, culture, and folklore, award-winning writer Albert Marrin offers a look at rats that goes from the curious to repulsive, horrifying to comic, fearsome to inspiring. Arresting black-and-white scratchboard illustrations with bold red accents add visual punch to this study of a creature that has annoyed, disgusted, nourished, and intrigued its human neighbors for centuries.
* A] lively and informative overview of the history and behavior of the widely encountered rodent.... It's a different sort of discussion... for this well-known historian and biographer and one that he has clearly enjoyed, as will a wide variety of nonfiction readers and animal fans. There's a bibliography of adult sources and children's nonfiction as well as a listing of literary works featuring rats.
--School Library Journal, starred review

"Pleasantly icky."
--Booklist

A Junior Library Guild Selection

Includes bibliography, further reading list, and a list of rats in literature

  • ISBN-13: 9780147512819
  • ISBN-10: 0147512816
  • Publisher: Puffin Books
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.2 pounds
  • Page Count: 98
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-UP