This is an engaging and comical French story about the life of a rat compared to the life of a young man. My French story is a rendition of the original story entitled The Short and Incredibly Happy Life of Riley by Colin Thompson and Amy Lissiat. My version is easy-to-follow, it has English sub-titles and some questions on the back. There is also a bonus game board making activity. There are 16 slides you can project for your class. The first 12 slides tell the story using clip art, easy-to-follow sentences, and the English translation.