This book lets you join Mr Tripp and Room Five for three great stories about an escaped rat, a surprise birthday party and an itchy insect invasion. Room Five's teacher, Mr Tripp, is good at telling jokes, loves riddles and is great at using his nose. When a student's pet rat escapes from its cage, it's up to Mr Tripp to be brave, and to smell it out! Three fun and engaging stories which will have early readers eagerly turning the page for more adventures. This is a charming early reader with valuable themes such as school, pets, health and hygiene, and jokes and riddles. It is written by award-winning New Zealand author Sandy Mckay with illustrations by award-winning New Zealand illustrator Ruth Paul. Walker Stories support beginner readers making the transition from picture books in an engaging, entertaining and accessible way. Each title features three highly illustrated, individual short stories linked by one character, so readers can build familiarity and confidence.