Review: Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That by Marcus Ewert

By Musing the Manuscript - 1:04 pm





Mr. Pack Rat is a particularly acquisitive small mammal with a hoarding problem (sound like someone you know?). Through trial and error, he begins to question whether having more things is really the secret to happiness.

Although real-life pack rats (genus Neotoma) build large piles of debris to nest in, Mr. Pack Rat isn't satisfied with plain old sticks and leaves. He wants novelty and variety, and--unfortunately for him!--he owns a magical magnet that can summon anything he desires. 

Mr. Pack Rat is always on to the next thing. Lovely flowers will brighten up his sticks and leaves... until they wilt. Colorful seashells won't wilt, but they aren't much fun. Games and toys are fun, but only if you have enough room to play with them. 

This wry, witty fable from Marcus Ewert, author of 10,000 Dresses, will have the whole family laughing, and, perhaps, learning along the way.


My Rating: 5/5

A cute and fun children's book filled with whimsical illustrations by Kayla Stark. Mr. Pack Rat Really Wants That has a moral that will be easy for children to understand, and that we adults sometimes to remind ourselves of also - that happiness does not come from things. 

An enjoyable read that will appeal to the young, and the young at heart.

Publisher: Parallax Press
Publication Date: 30 October 2018
ISBN: 9781946764256
RRP: $14.95 (USD)

I received an ebook from the publishers for the purposes of a review, this review is my own personal view and is not required to be positive.


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