Runaway Ralph - Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 2 Author:Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator) "The rousing notes of the bugle and the laughter and shouting increased the feeling of rebellion within Ralph. As the last strains of the bugle call hovered in the clear mountain air, Ralph made up his mind. He knew now what he was going to do. He was going to run away." — Fed up with his timid mother and uncle and his squirmy ... more »little cousins, Ralph hops onto his toy motorcycle and zooms down the road to summer camp. It turns out camp is not all peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and fun. A strict watchdog, a mouse-hungry cat, and a troubled boy named Garf lead Ralph on some fur-raising escapades. Perhaps home isn't such a bad place to be, if only Ralph can find a way to get there again.« less
Marlene M. reviewed Runaway Ralph (Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 2) on
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I ordered this book after I finished reading "The Mouse and the Motorcycle" to my 6-year-old son. He loved the story of how Ralph runs away from home to the summer camp and finds adventures and new friends there. The Ralph Mouse books are the first chapter stories he has read, and as he learns to read he notices words he knows on the page. I would recommend this as a great way to start reading chapter books to your child. The characters are believable and entertaining, and the story will capture the imagination of a young child.
I loved the Ralph book as a kid. This book follows the adventures of Ralph, a mouse living with his family in an old hotel, as he leaves home and strikes out on his own, wanting adventure. When he comes to a summer camp, he gets more than he bargained for. He meets a hungry cat and a protective watchdog before being caught and put in a cage, with only a hamster for company. This children's book is a lot of fun, and has a prequel and a sequel. However, you can read and enjoy this book without reading them.