Fourth Grade Rats

Written by Jerry Spinelli

Reviewed by Eric C (age 10)

I think you should read the book called Fourth Grade Rats when you are in the fourth grade. There's a boy named Joey who is a bully to the first, second, and third graders. Suds is a boy who is in fourth grade. Suds was in the third grade last year and he was an angel. However, now he is a rat because he is in fourth grade. Suds meets Joey who is a rat. Joey is trying to get Suds to be a rat and Suds doesn't want to become a rat because he wants to be an angel. Suds changes his mind and says o.k. Joey tells Suds the first step is to say NO to his mom. Suds says no to his mom and he becomes a big fat Rat. I like this book very much because it was very interesting for me and it might be for you to.

I think you should read this book because it is very good. I like this book because Joey gets in trouble for having tat-toos and showing off. He also got in trouble for being a bully to other kids younger then him. I felt sad that Suds became a bully like Joey. Suds did a big change of being an angle compared to a rat.

So I suggest you don't go near them if you are in first, second, or third grade.

But never, never, ever,in your whole life try to be a bully to a first, second, or third, grader.

I recommend this book to people who are nice and I think you should read this book because it will show you how much you would get in trouble for being a bully to kids that are younger then you. I also think you should read this book because nice kids are good and bad kids are sometimes dangerous..

Have a nice time in fourth grade.

First grade babies! Second grade cats! Third grade angles! Fourth grade RRRRAAAAATTTTSSSSS! HA HA HA!!!!! RATS!

Eric C is a student in Mrs. Elkin's 4th Grade Class
2002-2003