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Wednesday 17 May 2023

Review: Ratbags: Midnight Mischief

The Ratbags are back in an all new madcap adventure, Ratbags: Midnight Mischief

Rats prefer having a disreputable reputation. They don't want to be known for good deeds. The thing is, Jigsaw isn't like any other rat. He likes rules and order.
In Ratbags: Naughty For Good, Jigsaw managed to counter the Ratbags' tendency for mischief by creating an amazing, tasty new pizza, and gaining the chef's approval with it.
Now the Ratbags want to regain their naughty reputation. What will Jigsaw do when they get stuck into mischief-making and rule-breaking?
Jisgaw is faced with peer pressure as his friends Ripple and Onion attempt to steal a giant jar of peanut butter (because of course rats love peanut butter). They also meet Fancy Rat, a pet who wants to join them in their freedom.
What other mischief will they create? And will Jigsaw be able to save them from their trouble-making, and from Cracker the cat? Be prepared for rats who spend their nights scurrying around, making a mess, stealing jewellery, and eating their favourite foods. There's lots of humour, including those involving fart jokes and falling leaves. A snail and a cockroach also contribute to the laughs.
Ratbags: Midnight Mischief is the second book in the series by Tim Harris and Shiloh Gordon and will entertain even the most reluctant readers. Two more titles are due out later in the year: Best of Pests and Take Flight.

Title: Ratbags: Midnight Mischief
Author: Tim Harris
Illustrator: Shiloh Gordon
Publisher: Puffin, $ 14.99
Publication Date: May 2023
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780143777458
For ages: 6+
Type: Graphic novel