Big PB Planet applause for Bad Rats (A Book and Audio CD) by Eric Drachman, illustrated by James Muscarello, original music composed by Giovanna Imbesi (Kidwick Books, 2008). Josiah, who painted, was a bad rat. There were others. A daydreamer. A singer. A dancer. All with “behavior problems” that, Professor Perimeter lectures, are a dangerous distraction in an alley rat’s hide-and-scurry world. He should know… An exceptional tale of the importance of appreciating creativity. Muscarello’s talented illustrations perfectly depict the charm of the characters, and the included audio production is magnificently done—listen, and you’ll undoubtedly agree. Zoom on over to your local bookstore and bring it back to your home planet today.