The Infamous Ratsos Are Not AfraidBy Kara LaReauIllustrated by Matt Myers
Louie and Ralphie Ratso want to build an arcade – not a video game arcade, but the kind you find at a carnival. They decide that if they get to work clearing out a vacant lot, they can transform it into the Big City FunTime Arcade.
But the house next to the vacant lot looks haunted. Louie is especially scared of the house and the possible ghost that lives inside.
Meanwhile, at school, Ralphie is teased for helping a girl that everyone calls Stinky. Before he knows it, the whole school is singing the K-I-S-S-I-N-G song about them. Ralphie is afraid of being made fun of, but he doesn’t know what to do about it.
Luckily, Louie and Ralphie’s dad reminds them not to let their fears be the boss.
When part of the new arcade goes through the window at the haunted house, Louie has to retrieve it. Can he face his fears and knock on the door?
Can Ralphie stand up to the bullying and teasing at school?
And can two little rats and all their friends really build the Big City FunTime Arcade?
The Infamous Ratsos Are Not Afraid is a lighthearted book about facing childhood fears and having fun.