The Infamous Ratsos
Written by Kara LaReau • Candlewick Press, 2016.
2017 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book
Whenever Louie and Ralphie try to do something mean, they bungle it. But is doing good so bad after all?
Making vermin cute
Actually, cute is an overstatement. Besides, the Ratso brothers would be pretty upset if I made them cute. Let's just say the young rats are not as repulsive as they would like to be. Actually, I once had two pet rats. They were pretty sweet.
This is the first chapter book in a series. The second book is The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid, and the third, The Infamous Ratsos: Project Fluffy will be available later this year. The covers will all be full color, the interior art in black-and-white.
You can see interviews with me and author Kara LaReau here.
Scroll down for early sketches from the book. Click on any image to enlarge it.