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Parents' Guide to

The Rat with the Human Face: The Qwikpick Papers, Book 2

By Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Second fun adventure is creepier, less gross.

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THE RAT WITH THE HUMAN FACE continues the fun for big kids and tweens, this time with an emphasis on the creepy. Kids who like being grossed out will revel in the prospect of finding the title creature and the creepy specimen jars in the research lab. The heroes are from refreshingly diverse backgrounds, and kids will be encouraged to think about how we look at those with little money.

The book's design, with its mixture of typewriter type, handwritten notes, photos, and illustrations, is engaging and will lure reluctant readers. Kids really will relate to the believable, relatable main characters and will enjoy the suspense that keeps those pages turning in this ridiculously fun adventure.

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