How to Save Your Tail*:

How to Save Your Tail How does a cookie baking Rat named Bob save his tail from being gobbled by two hungry cats By serving them cookies and telling them fantastic fairy tales about his family of course There s the story

How does a cookie baking Rat named Bob save his tail from being gobbled by two hungry cats By serving them cookies and telling them fantastic fairy tales about his family, of course There s the story about great grand uncle Mustard who upgrades his family to a lovely three bedroom brick house All s well until some wolves with snout warts show up And there s the one aHow does a cookie baking Rat named Bob save his tail from being gobbled by two hungry cats By serving them cookies and telling them fantastic fairy tales about his family, of course There s the story about great grand uncle Mustard who upgrades his family to a lovely three bedroom brick house All s well until some wolves with snout warts show up And there s the one about how starving Grandma Lois was forced to take a job spinning straw into gold Impossible to do until a hairy chimney troll comes along With allusions to classic fairy tales, plus a storytelling rat to rival Scheherazade, this book which also includes black and white illustrations, a family tree, and a map of Bob s neighborhood is sure to hold both cats and kids captive.

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  1. This was great and funny I read t to my 5yr old and she had fun guessing which fairy tales were being mentioned.


  2. Book talk Meet Bob Bob loves reading and baking Bob is also a rat, and he is about to become dinner When Bob is surprised by two cats it s his cookies that distract them at first, but what really saves his tail are his tales It all starts with his great great grandfather Sherman who climbed a beanstalk and saved a magic goose from a giant Bob is a good story teller and as each story ends he leaves a tantalizing hook for the next and the cats decide to put off killing him for just a little longer [...]


  3. What a cute book Bob is a mouse who is trying to stop two cats from eating him To waste time, Bob starts telling tales of his great great ancestor s adventures Interestingly enough, his ancestor s adventures sound an awful lot like some common fairy tales One of Bob s ancestors climbs a bean stalk in search of his magic spoon He ends up bringing back a magic goose, Blue Sue, which he gives to poor, hungry Jack Three others of his ancestors, had a run in with their neighbor, the Big Bad Wolf More [...]


  4. A rat s twin passions for books and baking bail him out of serious trouble in this decidedly entertaining story Nabbed by palace cats Brutus and Muffin, Bob the rat saves himself from gruesome extinction first by offering a tray of cookies fresh from the oven, and then by going on to tell a set of fractured tales one about his great great grandfather climbing a beanstalk to fetch a magic cookie making spoon from a giant puss in boots another in which his grandma gave Rumpelstiltskin than he bar [...]


  5. Bob is a charming, smart, handsome, book loving rat who is about to be eaten by two large and hungry cats In order to literally save his tail, Bob starts telling stories about his ancestors All of the stories are variations of famous fairy tales but with a rat in the starring role, of course Bob has to keep telling stories to entertain the cats, otherwise he ll be a pre bedtime snack So cute, funny and entertaining Very original and well written The fairy tales are changed to make them entertai [...]


  6. I read this to my children at bedtime over the course of a few days They enjoyed it, although this was somewhat of a suprise to me I thought they were just spacing out and not paying attention while I was reading it.And even though I was the one reading it, by the time the next night came I had already forgotten who was who and where we were in the story I thought it was kind of boring.The story is about a rat who is caught by two cats In order to avoid getting eaten by the cats, the rat tells s [...]


  7. Looking for a fun quick read Well, here you go How to Save Your Tail is a cute collection of quirky retellings of classic fairy tales All the stories are told from the view point of a rat named Bob Bob is not your typical rat as he loves reading and baking When he is caught by two hungry cats, he must use his baking ability and the stories from members of his family tree to try and save his tail Interestingly, the tales from his family are all strangely similar to fairy tales with which you re v [...]


  8. Great synthesis of traditional fairy tales Not truly fractured fairy tales, this variation of 1001 Nights has a rat spinning family yarns to save his bacon from two story loving cats Elements from dozens of fairy tales appear throughout the book the writing is clever and funny and although this could seem to be another post modern, spot the references tale, the writing holds up on its own I actually think the author did a very good job avoiding the trap of continuously referencing other works Go [...]


  9. Quick summary A rat attempts to save his own life by telling a series of fractured fairy tales to 2 hungry cats This was the August book selection for my 3rd grade daughter s Kids Jr Book Club at our public library At first, she wasn t quite hooked as she couldn t keep track of all the many characters After we read it together she really enjoyed it I was moderately hooked hence 3 stars.


  10. I read this with my daughter and it was really cute Bob, the rat, tells stories about his relatives so that two cats won t eat him The stories are versions of fairy tales but kind of mixed up Bob s last story is about himself and Cindy and it is really funny This is a good book for a younger reader since the chapters are not super long and there are pictures scattered through out the book.


  11. genre Young Reader, fantasysummary think Arabian nights except Shahrizad is a cornered Rat, telling stories to a pair of cats in order to not be eaten The stories are ratty interpretations of fairy and folktales jack the beanstalk, Rumpelstiltskin, Diamonds Toads, Cinderella, 3 Little Pigs notes enjoyable to children with a good fairy folktale background for kids who like fairytales, fantasy, talking animals, humorage group age 6 my review amuzing


  12. This is a cute book in which a rat is able to save his tail by telling tales to a pair of cats Each story he spins riffs of an existing fairytale It s short and sweet and is a good book to share with younger readers who are just beginning to find their way in the realm of chapter books Such readers may delight in identifying the nods to the classic fairytales that they will probably know all too well.


  13. A rat, tells stories of his family to postpone Brutus and Muffin s attempt to eat him Bob s situation as storyteller is reminiscent of Shahrazad The stories that Bob tells will be familiar to children, though his rat family s versions have twists and combinations not often seen elsewhere.This book was a fast read for me taking 30 minutes to read the 90 pages It d be a great read aloud for younger children.


  14. There aren t too many fun books for transitional readers like third graders but this is one that could be shared with second and third graders in the classroom or at home Bob the rat is captured by the castle cats He beguiles them with his cookies and with the stories of his family The stories are familiar fairy tales, but they all have a twist Rumplestilskin is a troll who lives under a bridge Lots of fun, short and filled with illustrations Perfect for new chapter book readers.


  15. iam 9.i read it in libraey and it was awesome is a really good book for children to read has fairy tailes tht kids love.except it has been made into even funnier talesy age would love it my mom would love it if you havent read it, you should start reading it right now 11 uuuu


  16. I enjoyed this book, but only mildly It s cute enough, with the main character a rat named Bob who bakes excellent cookies escaping, Shahrazad style, two cats who have caught him and are going to eat him He retells fairy tales from his rat family history point of view It can be amusing, but ends up overall feeling like it falls flat and doesn t really bring a great new thing to old stories.


  17. It s Arabian Nights, but with a positive rat protaganist who s an excellent baker and well versed in fairy tales what s not to love I particularly liked that in this universe, cats will set aside rats for eating if a good cookie is available Afterwards I really wanted a fresh out of the oven rat baked warm melty chocolate chip cookie and a vermin told story.


  18. Cute and reminiscent of Arabian Nights In this case, a rat saves his tail and other parts by telling two cats stories of his and his family s lives in a castle I think there are seven fairy tales alluded to Grades 2 5.


  19. A clever rat saves himself from being eaten by two cats with his entertaining tales and yummy cookies Clever in places with some great descriptive vocabulary, but all in all probably not one I ll remember for long.


  20. A very cute mixed up fairy tales collection I believe this is especially great as a read aloud The book is structured as stories that a desperate rat tells to distract to two cats from eating him for dinner The illustrations are fun and appropriate to the story.


  21. This is an Arabian Nights story where a rat named Bob survives by telling two threatening cats a series of tales to save his tail These tales are rat family stories that students will recognize as fractured fairy tales Individual chapters might make a good read aloud Clever


  22. If you are familiar with the classic fairy tales, this is a cute mashup of a retelling If my children are at all indicative of familiarity though, this book falls completely flat for the age group intended.


  23. I snapped this one off the library shelf because of its peppy red cover with the inviting illustration and was not disappointed Bob the book loving rat saves himself by telling twisty fairy tales to the cats who have him cornered The tales are charming and the illustrations are sweet.


  24. Great fun for younger readers Actually, all kids would enjoy this to figure out which familiar fairy tales are being parodied by story teller, Bob the Rat The end papers are fun too, the front being Bob s rat and frog family tree, and the back a map of where he lives Quick and funny.


  25. Great book for text to text connections Charlie May Simon list and it s laugh out loud funny, fantasy book filled with fairy tales All 4th graders have heard it, and Mrs Starnes too What did ya ll think of it


  26. I really wanted to love this book the title, the premise I expected a delicious read It just didn t grab me though I felt too yanked back and forth by the premise so much so, that it was hard to get into.


  27. 2.5 starsFun, short tale for kids aged 5 6 that mixes up various fairytales with mice as the protagonists The illustrations were very bland But the family tree in the beginning was cute.A mouse tells two cats his family history in an attempt to avoid being eaten.


  28. With the popularity of Disney s Rattatouille, lovable rats should be all the rage The author cleverly combines familiar fariy tales like 1001 Arabian Nights, with Jack and the Beanstalk, and The Three Little Pigs all with a twist, of course to create a fun tale.



  29. When Bob, the rat, is captured by two cats, he tells stories about his family in order to postpone becoming a snack.


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