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Rat and Roach friends to the end

by Covell, David.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 2 copies
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Picture Books j Ea COVELL David
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Call Number  j Ea COVELL David
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Green Tree Public Library Children's Easy IN TRANSIT
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Friends. Enemies. And friends again!

This is a story of two friends. Rat and Roach.
They get along great!
Except when Rat makes a mess . . .
Or Roach cooks too fancy . . .
In fact, why are these two friends? Rat and Roach aren't so sure either, but they're more unhappy when they aren't friends. Here is a book that shows friendship in a whole new, wonderful, hilarious light.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Rat and Roach are a twenty-first-century underground odd couple, sewer mates, best friends, and perennial adversaries. They bicker about their differences Rat loves all things noisy and putrid, while Roach prefers the florid and tidy but sometimes their quarrels devolve into a stagnant stalemate ( Is this THE END? Will they still be friends? ). Invariably, though, their affection transcends their obstinance and they reconcile, rinse, and repeat. Covell's scratchy digital artwork is both appealing and sophisticated, with bold design and clever detail like Roach's pink bunny slippers. Rat's love of the gross is represented by a poisonous green color (though his nose and tail are pink), while Roach's pretty is all pink (though his wings are green), thereby suggesting the two's attachment to each other. With generous white space, clever characterization, and graphic illustrations, this tale of the fundamental connections of friendship will delight storytime audiences both under and above ground.--Barthelmess, Thom Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Covell introduces a classic New York City odd couple in his debut picture book. Sloppy Rat, round-bellied in a rumpled gray flannel shirt, and neatnik Roach, slim in a pinstriped vest, live together "under Avenue A." The urbanites share interests: garbage-man Rat plays drums, and food critic Roach wants to squeak lead vocals in a band. Yet they loudly disagree over decorating and dining. "Why do they shout? Is it because.... Rat makes a mess and Roach makes things too pretty? Or Rat has bad manners when Roach cooks too fancy?" Grammarians will wince at Covell's jerky transitions and laissez-faire attitude toward syntax, and this hit-or-miss quality marks the art, too. Covell pictures Rat and Roach in squiggles of black marker and spritzes of black, neon green, and hot pink spray paint; his imagery suggests graffiti tags and stencils, and Rat calls Banksy to mind. For all its improv surface and gross-out vermin, though, this is a benign narrative. If the subtitle suggests traps and poison, no (external) threats emerge to threaten the protagonists, who seal their friendship over a smelly heap of tuna. Ages 3-6. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Friendship -- Juvenile fiction.
Rats -- Juvenile fiction.
Cockroaches -- Juvenile fiction.
Best friends -- Fiction.
Picture books for children.
Publisher New York :Viking,2012
Other Titles Rat & Roach friends to the end
Audience 2.0.
Language English
Description 32 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9780670014095
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