Ratburger, by David Walliams (1971-)
ratburger is about a little girl called Zoe who is very sad because her pet hamster, Gingernut, died. Zoe lives in a flat with her dad and her awful stepmother, Sheila. Sheila is so lazy she asks Zoe to pick her nose for her!
When Zoe finds a baby rat in the corner of her room she can’t help keeping it. She names him Armitage and he becomes her replacement pet. How will she hide the rat from her disgusting stepmother and the pest exterminator, Burt?
As well as being a pest exterminator, Burt runs the local Burger store. Burt’s Burgers have always been appalling but have the children have never, ever thought of what’s in them?
Ratburger was a good book but it grossed me out a bit. There were some funny bits but some passages were quite revolting.
I would recommend it for ages 8-12
Reviewed by Sabeen from Johnsonville and , 10 years old