Reggie’s Best Week Ever! is the first story about Reggie, a young rat who is on a mission to convince everyone that rats can be good friends and are not like they always seem to be portrayed in stories or on the TV.
He thinks of a plan involving, firstly, cheering people up with some free treats, then working hard to make everyone’s lives easier by doing all their outstanding odd jobs. This leads to an invitation to some public-speaking at the local school which Reggie accepts instantly but then has second thoughts and struggles to get to sleep worrying himself terribly that he might mess it all up and not even be able to speak. Fortunately, some funny family videos help break the ice and at the end of his presentation, not only do the children and teachers really like Reggie, he and his whole family are invited to a picnic, which for rats, is like winning the lottery!
The contented rats have full tummies and the children and teachers have learned an important lesson – that just because someone looks or seems different, they can still become a friend. A beautifully thought-out children's book for ages 0 - 5 that aims to teach children to be careful that they aren't judging someone from what others say about them or appearances but learning to develop an independent mind and ideas based on their own impressions.
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Reggie’s Best Week Ever! by Sarah Woodcock is a very cute and important story for young readers. Reggie is a rat and he knows that he’s a rat. Reggie sets out to change peoples perception of rats by doing random acts of kindness. Reggie’s Best Week Ever! is all about teaching kids that everyone has a part to play to impact our world for good, that the part that they play is important and matters to the people around them. This book would be perfect to read for any type of story time. I highly recommend this book! Thank you to NetGalley and the Publisher for the opportunity to read this book. (My review is also on Goodreads.)
Reggie's Best Week Ever! is about a rat trying to prove the stereotypes about rats are wrong. He sets to out prove rats are kind and generous members of the community and achieves his goal by handing out treats and doing odd jobs for community members free of charge. A cute story to illustrate why you cannot make assumptions based on physical traits. Considering the central message of the story, an increase in the diversity of the supporting characters would be benficial.