Rats prefer having a disreputable reputation. They don’t want to be known for good deeds. The thing is, Jigsaw isn’t like any other rat. He likes rules and order.
Jisgaw is faced with peer pressure as his friends Ripple and Onion attempt to steal a giant jar of peanut butter (because of course rats love peanut butter). They also meet Fancy Rat, a pet who wants to join them in their freedom.
What other mischief will they create? And will Jigsaw be able to save them from their trouble-making, and from Cracker the cat? Be prepared for rats who spend their nights scurrying around, making a mess, stealing jewellery, and eating their favourite foods. There’s lots of humour, including those involving fart jokes and falling leaves. A snail and a cockroach also contribute to the laughs.
Title: Ratbags: Midnight Mischief
Author: Tim Harris
Illustrator: Shiloh Gordon
Publisher: Puffin, $ 14.99
Publication Date: May 2023
For ages: 6+
Type: Graphic novel