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"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 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. The team of Beverly Cleary and Louis Darling has been a great favorite for decades, introducing young chapter readers to Ramona, Beezus, Henry, and of course Ralph the mouse. (Ages 8 and older) --Emilie Coulter --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
One might know that if Beverly Cleary were to invent a mouse, it would be a down-to-earth, boyish mouse with a proclivity for getting into scrapes. A good story! (Chicago Tribune)See all Editorial Reviews
Summary: About a boy named Keith who stayed in the motel room, where a mouse named Ralph lived. Keith brings some toy cars including a motorcycle, and while he is gone Ralph climbs... Read morePublished 16 days ago by Hyped Reviewer
My son who is 7 said that he rates this book a 5. He loved the mouse and the fact that he turned the fake cars into real ones. He highly recommends this book to others.Published 1 month ago by Amy
Great Chapter reading book for kids. My kids love it and it keeps them reading throughout the summer.Published 1 month ago by Mrs. Vivian A. Cone
One of my favorite books growing up and now my four year old and I are reading it together! An amazing story that encourages their imagination and discovery.Published 1 month ago by John M. Lahr
I liked it because a mouse got to ride a motorcycle and that's really exciting. My favorite part was when he was going to get the aspirin tablet and when the ambulance was stuck in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Zack