Title, author, and age group.
Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell for ages 9–12
Can you summarize the book for us?
It’s about a girl who finds out her classroom rat can shrink people. It sort of doesn’t follow in chronological order so it’s difficult to sum it up without, like, explaining all the details.
What did you think of the main character?
I liked her. She was brave, I guess.
Would you have wanted to be her?
Yes and no. She has to deal with an evil nanny that switches what's important to her parents so like, they travel a lot instead of spend time with her and I wouldn't like that. But, on the other hand, she gets to be surrounded by rodents and hear what they say. That would be awesome!
I know you don’t like when rats play the villains in stories. Did this book show rats in a good light or a bad light?
One of the rats has a grumpy personality which doesn’t necessarily mean that it puts them in a bad light. I think this book puts them in a good light.
Would you recommend this book to a friend?
Yes. Because it’s a good book. It’s funny.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
No. Do I have to do this again?
Maybe. Will you if I ask?
Not unless you bribe me heavily.