Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat by Lynne Jonell
Family, Rats (with Magic Powers), Friendship
In this topsy-turvy tale of a young girl whose evil nanny turns out to be more evil than she could ever have imagined, Emmy befriends a talking rat and a slew of other talented rodents as she struggles to make friends and win back the love of her parents. Jonell has produced a tale for anyone who has ever felt alone or longed for a little magic in their life. I would recommend this to boys and girls as the talking rodent aspect is pretty hilarious and Emmy’s busy schedule would definitely resonate with today’s busy students. A tale with a lot of heart and humor.