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Paperback The Mouse and the Motorcycle Book

ISBN: 0590687336

ISBN13: 9780590687331

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

(Book #1 in the Ralph S. Mouse Series)

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This description may be from another edition of this product. "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...

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7 ratings

This should be a classic

Beverly Clearly at her finest. I used this book with third graders, in my resource room and they loved it. Recently, I bought a copy for my eight year old grandson. If you wish to read it to younger children you will enjoy it also. The will be pronouncing "big words" in no time.

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A wonderful story for "that sort of boy"....

On a recent 24 hour road trip to Florida, my five year old son(and the two adults in the car!) became captivated by a very small mouse named Ralph. He sat spellbound in his booster seat from the moment the CD began and didn't utter a sound (except for a giggle every time he heard the P-b-b-b-b-b-b of the motorcycle) until the story came to an end. The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a story about the friendship between a boy and a mouse... and the shiny red toy motorcycle that they share. Major themes include friendship, sharing, loyalty, selflessness, keeping your word, and following your dreams even if they are unconventional or unpopular. It is a wonderful story; imaginative, funny, full of adventure, and it is cleverly written. It is a perfect car companion for young and old and I would recommend it highly.

Kids love this!

I am a beginning teacher and read this aloud to my students, who went ecstatic with the story. This laid the groundwork for several class discussions and teachable moments for informal learning. I recommend this to any elementary teacher or parent; good, quality summer reading.

Great lessons -- and it's funny too!

Both of my children adored this book and IÕm kind of fond of it myself. ItÕs just a cute little story about a friendship between a mouse who lives in an old, run-down hotel and a boy who stays at the hotel over a long weekend. The mouse learns to ride the boyÕs toy motorcycle, which thrills them both (and also thrilled my kids), but gets the mouse into a number of scrapes, including losing the motorcycle. Eventually the mouse learns to be more responsible and to care more about others, and earns back his precious motorcycle. I like the bookÕs message Ð that the more responsible you are, the more privileges you get. ThatÕs something IÕm always trying to teach my kids, and I appreciate the help this book offers in getting the message across. But even more, I love Beverly ClearyÕs light touch, her sense of humor, and her obvious respect for children. She teaches important lessons in a nice way. ItÕs no surprise that she one of most childrenÕs favorite writers.

Revieiw According to a 3rd Grader

The Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary, is thehilarious story of a mouse, a boy, and a motorcycle. This is the mostcomical, action-pack story I have ever read. I think Keith is ayoung, generous boy who gives Ralph his two most prized possessions, a toy motorcycle and a toy crash helmet. I love the way Mrs. Cleary portrays Ralph as a medium-sized mouse who is bold, funny, and adventurous. I love how Mrs. Cleary writes her books; when I read them, it seems as though they come alive! Her language is sparkling and well written. This book makes me want to read all of Beverly Cleary's books!

The book from a 3rd Grader's Perspective

Th Mouse and the Motorcycle, by Beverly Cleary, is the hilarious story of a mouse, a boy, and a toy motorcycle. This the most comical, action-packed story I have ever read. I think that Keith is a young, generous boy who gives Ralph his two most prized possessions, a toy motorcycle and a crash helmet. I love the way Mrs. Cleary portrays Ralph as a medium-sized mouse who is bold, funny, and adventurous. I love how Mrs. Cleary writes her books; when I read them, it seems as though they come alive! Her language is sparkling and well written. This book makes me want to read all of Beverly Cleary's books!
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