"These strips appeared in newspapers from December 7, 2014 to September 6, 2015"--Colophon. Some Rat! Stephan Pastis may not be the kind, selfless arachnid of E.B. White's cherished children's novel, but he sure can spin a story - that is, if Rat, Pig, Goat, and Zebra don't swat him with a stick first. In Stephan's Web, the Pearls gang continues to find that friendship and puns are the best defense against everyday predators, like self-righteous vegans, cyclists, and fruitarians.