The Mouse and the Motorcycle (Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 1)
The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Ralph S. Mouse, Bk 1 Author:Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator) "Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b." With these magic vocables, Ralph the mouse revs up a dream come true -- his very own motorcycle. Living in a knothole in a hotel room, young Ralph has seen plenty of families come and go, some more generous with their crumbs than others. But when young Keith and his parents check in to the hotel, Ralph gets ... more »his first chance to check out. He has always fantasized about venturing beyond the second floor, maybe even outside. Curiosity overcomes caution, and Ralph must have a go at Keith's toy motorcycle.
Soon, the headstrong mouse finds himself in a pickle, when all he wanted was to ride a motorcycle. Lucky for him, the boy understands how it is. When he discovers Ralph in his thwarted attempt to abscond with the toy bike, Keith generously encourages the rodent to ride. He even teaches him the simple trick of starting the motorcycle: "You have to make a noise... pb-pb-b-b-b." The subsequent situations Ralph motors into require quick thinking and grownup-sized courage.« less
Imagine a little mouse riding a toy motorcycle around in a hotel. It's real cute. My grandson had to do a book report in 3rd grade and this is the one we picked. Reading a chapter each evening was a great bonding time. What happened was he got anxious after each chapter to find out what adventure the mouse and the child Ralph would have next.
Written very well. Held the attention of a 8 year old. Recommend reading.
Ralph the mouse finds a motorcycle, learns to ride it with the help of its owner and goes on several adventures, with and without the motorcycle. This book is written so that a first grader can understand it. Beverly Cleary has done a great job on writing this book. Get it for your children or grandchildren who are interested in motorcycles. It will entertain then as well as teach them a litle bit about responsibility in the process.