From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 3Ralph has long been a source of irritation for long-suffering Sarah, who loves him despite his past wrongs. This latest entry to the popular series is no exception. Sarah is looking forward to being a flower girl in Aunt Marthas wedding, and the ever-rascally Ralph tries to foil her at every turn. Instead of fresh rose petals, he puts slugs and toads into Sarahs basket. He destroys her gift to the bride, causes chaos in the church, and wreaks havoc at the reception. Well, you get the idea. In the end, of course, Sarah loves him after all. Rubels vivid illustrations give the feline his usual sly, slit-eyed, winking wickedness while portraying the wedding with loads of energy and motion. As similar as it is to many of the other entries, this latest title is sure to be a hit with fans of the series.Jane Marino, Scarsdale Public Library, NY
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Wow, is this cat rotten! What should be the happiest day for a bride and groom becomes a three-ring disaster when Ralph gets in the picture. Sarah, his owner, is a flower girl, so Ralph puts worms and snails in her basket, he ruins every picture at the ceremony, and he gets the bride to kiss a mouse instead of the groom. Adults, who have sentimental notions about weddings, will probably feel sorry for the wedding party, and even some children may have a few qualms about Ralph's antics; but for his legion of fans, this is about what one would expect. Rubel's jam-packed, slyly amusing artwork captures all the devilry. Bright as the almost Day-Glo watercolors are, kids' eyes will always be drawn to the red cat up to his old tricks. Ilene Cooper
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