The daylight world has always been off-limits to rats and other night-time creatures... but why? A teen-aged rat named Roddy is determined to find out even if it means challenging his family's long-held beliefs. But alas, the daylight world may be as unwelcoming as his grandparents had forewarned.
Shining light on hidden truths, pushing friendships to the limit, and dodging the paws and claws of the daylight creatures may be an adventure too painful to pursue... maybe living in the shadows is easier and safer after all!
And perhaps some secrets are better kept in the dark...
Move over, Mickey Mouse and Ratatouille... there's a new rodent in town! The Year of the Rat is a wholesome tale of a young rat named Roddy whose daylight adventures in the Pacific Northwest shine light on the importance of family, friendship, and self-acceptance. The book's charm and unlikely heroes are reminiscent of Charlotte's Web. Brimming with beautiful watercolor illustrations, it's ideal for readers aged 8-11 and is a story the whole family will love.