Fun story of a girl whose life becomes one big adventure when she gets bitten by a rat and can then suddenly hear him talk. She decides to set the rat free from his classroom cage and then things get kind of crazy. One bite from the rat and you can understand what he says, a second bite and you shrink down to rat size. Emmy lives with her very nice but neglectful parents and her attentive but evil nanny. Reminded me of 101 dalmatians, where Emmy needs the rats to help her save her family and get rid of the evil nanny. Cute. grades 4-6.