Rats as Pets

Ratsaspets Scott Underwood posted a couple of scans from a book called Rats ...As Pets. I had this book, and agree with him that the most striking part is the "unadulterated joy seen in these faces" of the pet owner. Do I remember correctly that the girl is the daughter of the author, Dr. Herbert Richards?

The current crop of rats as pets books have lousy covers!

Today's ephemera: Rats as Pets