The Very Ratty Problem is a 16 page paperback written for newly independent readers of 5-7 years who are on the prowl for topics of high interest. This little book is an accurate and colourful, yet age-appropriate depiction of life in Brisbane town in the early 1900s when the plague arrived from Sydney. It contains information on rats, terriers, disease and people’s attempts to rid their town of sickness. There is an update featuring the Brisbane City Council’s current Pest Management team – two men and two terriers. The book also includes a glossary and ACARA history links.