Rats Incredible: An Illustrated Dictionary of Rats

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Red Wheel Weiser, Apr 20, 2006 - Humor - 71 pages

Rats. You either love 'em or hate 'em and most people hate 'em. Enter Ryn Gargulinski to change what we thought were our dead-set minds. In Rats Incredible, Gargulinski sets out to debunk myths about these feared rodents and to show us just how much fun they can be by creating an illustrated alphabet book devoted to them.

"A" is for ado-rat-ion: extreme affection, like rats have for spaghetti sauce (Who knew?).

"B" is for b-rat: a sassy, incorrigible beast that likes to bite and pee on carpets--most rats are not b-rats; most hamsters are.

"C" is for corp-o-rat-e: a mindless rat in a suit who joined the rat race.

Gargulinski's humorous dictionary promises to change your opinion of rats forever by exposing them for the incredible and hilarious beings they really are and busting myths that have abounded for centuries. For example . . . Myth: Rats are filthy.

Reality: Rats are some of the cleanest creatures on earth. They bathe themselves, like cats, and even wash behind their ears. Unlike cats, they are not averse to water.

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About the author (2006)

Ryn Gargulinski is a writer, poet, and artist who has no pet rats at present but once reigned over an award-winning rodent empire. She has contributed to New York Newsday, New York Press, and the Brooklyn Review. Her collections of original works include four illustrated chapbooks, two collaborative CDs, and an entire line of Lucky Voodoo Dolls. She recently exited the rat race by moving from Brooklyn to New Mexico.

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