THE RED HOT RATTOONS A GREAT READ ALOUD!
In a column called CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS, Rob Reid in Booklinks selects THE RED HOT RATTOONS as a Great Read Aloud. Not to be missed for its “flowing text, engaging storytelling and interesting topics that appeal to a wide range of students.”
The FULL CAST AUDIO unabridged version (ISBN #1-932076-47-6) of THE RED-HOT RATTOONS in cassette tape or CD version is available. The author narrates the story while live actors play each of the 79 characters. Ask for it at your local bookstore or you can order it direct at www.fullcastaudio or by calling 1- 800-871-6152. You can here me read from my book The Red Hot Rattoons by clicking on this link.
“The young cast of rattoons proves a fine-tuned troupe, conveying childlike naivete and lots of comic moments…solidly entertaining adaptation of Winthrop’s funny and adventure-filled tale.” -PUBLISHERS WEEKLY
“The rats of NIMH have nothing on Benny, Fletcher, Ella, Woody and Monk, five young jazz and tap dancing rats who set out for the fabled Big City in hopes of seeing their names in lights. Rat Hollow, which mirrors the thinly disguised New York aboveground, provides a side-splitting backdrop to this engaging tale of life on (and beneath) the boards.” -SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL