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You're probably wondering how a rat could write a book. Well, let me tell you my story...

It all started in Miss Patton's first grade classroom. Miss Patton bought a couple of rats to be her class pets. Most teachers get a turtle, a fish, or a gerbil, but Miss Patton liked rats. Miss Patton had good tastes.

Miss Patton wanted to reward students who read lots of books, so she called her rats the "Reading Rats". Of course the rats couldn't read, they were just a reward for reading. Students who read lots of books were allowed to feed the reading rats.

Soon those two rats had baby rats and that's where I come in. Those two original reading rats were my parents. My name is Roosevelt, and now I'm a reading rat. And I mean I am a reading rat. Yes, I can read. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood in Miss Patton's first grade class.

It didn't take long for me to fall in love with all the great books in Miss Patton's classroom. And, if you read enough, pretty soon you start thinking about writing your own stories, at least I did. But my little rat claws are made for scavenging for food, not grabbing a pencil. And don't even start thinking about me using a keyboard. The first sentence I tried to type came out like this: "Greod fndl psowq v ptywdnm blurt."

But then I met some of Miss Patton's former students who grew up feeding my parents. Now they were grown up and knew how to use a computer. Plus they were really funny and could do some cool magic tricks, too.

One thing led to another and we decided to band together. I write the book, they type the words and color in the illustrations. Now they help me out driving me from school to school, library to library, all over the country so that I can tell children all about the power of reading!

I hope we get to visit YOU someday soon.



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