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The Mouse and the Motorcycle Paperback – January 26, 2016
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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.
One day, in an old fashioned and unfrequented hotel, a family shows up. The mother is not the most thrilled about the idea of staying at this place, and keeps on insisting that there are probably mice living there, but there were no other options (they had driven for many hours and everything else was full). Her and her husband stay in room 216, but their son, Keith, is allowed to have his own room next door in #215.
The boy pokes his finder in a hole only to find, to his disappointment, that there's nothing in there. Little did he know that it was the entrance to the home of Ralph, a young and mischievous mouse who is always giving his mother reasons to worry; particularly on this day when he climbs up a phone cord to look for leftover crumbs.
Unfortunately for Ralf, the boy's mother is overly clean and there were no leftovers, however what he saw was something he desired even more than food: a motorcycle.
Ralf sits on the motorcycle and accidently rolls off the table, falling into a waste basket, where he is discovered by the boy, Keith, and they become good friends. The two have a lot of fun together until one day-due to Ralf's carelessness-the hotel finds evidence of mice and so Ralf and his family take refuge. Thankfully for the mice, Keith brings them enough food to eat, but one day the boy becomes ill and Ralf finds himself on a mission to help find him some medicine.
Extremely charming, this book had me turning the pages. The fonts are big (at least in my edition), so it's easier for children to read, and the illustrations (though sometimes not quite accurate) do a good job of painting a visual picture to the words.Read more ›
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I loved this book has a child so I decided to buy it for my son and this book brings back memories from childhood it's just like I remember it .Published 4 days ago by carrie w
Wonderful, clever book by Beverly Cleary telling the tale of a mouse, a young boy and (of course) a motorcycle. Read morePublished 10 days ago by A.Benbow
Ralph the mouse lives in a hotel and is visited by a boy with a toy motorcycle, thus ensues the adventures. It's a one-off Cleary book, not part of a series, but equally a delight.Published 10 days ago by Review Maven
I choose this rating because it inspires huge imaginations in young kids & it`s unique how a boy meets a mouse and they speak the same language.Published 12 days ago by Tia Skelton
This book was a required reading in my son's 3rd grade class. It was awful. It was boring, outdated and did not have a good story. Even my son's teacher didn't like it. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Chery Jones