The Books

Rotten Ralph’s Rotten Christmas

by Jack Gantos
Illustrated by Nicole Rubel

One Potato Review

Join Ralph for a very special Christmas celebration of sharing and forgiving. Naaahhh. “I’m not a goody-goody,” repeats Ralph, though here it is apparently an admonishment directed with equal relish to the reader and to his (temporary?) house guest, Percy, whom he ties onto toy train tracks, among other demonstrations of holiday fellowship. Churlish, self-centered, and unapologetic.