The Infamous Ratsos: Project Fluffy by Kara LaReau
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Note: Review of Advance Reader Copy | Book Releases October 16, 2018
It’s Poetry Month and the principal announces the school’s annual poetry contest. Louie plans to work with his brother Ralphie to write a poem in hopes that they might win a gift certificate to Clawmart so they can buy skateboards. When Louie gets sidetracked by the opportunity to work with the cool kid, Chuck Wood, he leaves his brother behind and gives all of his attention to Project Fluffy. Louie spends so much time trying to help Chuck get Fluffy to notice him that he doesn’t notice how left out his brother feels or that the contest deadline is approaching. What will Louie do to make it up to Ralphie?
In this second installment in the Infamous Ratsos series, the Ratso brothers learn to deal with jealousy, how to tell someone how you feel, and forging ahead even when things aren’t going as planned. In the process, Ralphie finds out that he’s actually better at writing poetry than he thought. The two brothers also learn a little something about what it means to be a friend.
Much like the first tale, Project Fluffy is sure to delight its readers. You can’t help but love these brothers and their dad, Big Lou who always seems to be right there with just the right advice for his sons. I love their relationship. I look forward to more from Kara Lareau and Matt Myers. Keep them coming.
P.S. If you haven’t had the chance to read the first book, I think you might like that one too. Check out my review of The Infamous Ratsos here.
Kara LaReau | https://karalareau.com/
Matt Myers | http://www.myerspaints.com/
Candlewick Press | http://candlewick.com/