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 lit... more »tle 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.
Ralph has made up his mind. He's going to run away. He's tired of being bossed around by his mother and Uncle Lester. He's fed up with his silly pesky little brothers and sisters. Ralph is determined to grow up to be something more than just another crumb-scrounging mouse at the Mountain View Inn.