Mouse and the Motorcycle

Mouse and the Motorcycle

Mouse & the Motorcycle #1
by Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling (Illustrator)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Reissue, ©1965, ISBN: 9780380709243
Mass market paperback, 158 pages
List Price: $7.99 Sale Price: $6.79

"Boy!" said Ralph to himself, his whiskers quivering with excitement. "Boy, oh boy!" Feeling that this was an important moment in his life, he took hold of the handgrips. They felt good and solid beneath his paws. Yes, this motorcycle was a good machine all right.

Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall—right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcycle . . . almost anything can happen!

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FLAWS: Dangerous situations, mild violence, attitude
Summary: A young boy and a mouse find friendship and adventure when the mouse learns to ride a toy motorcycle.

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  Awesome Book
Carson, 6/15/2016
I like this book so much I gave it a rating of five. The part I liked were when Ralph survived the vacuum. It was nice when the boy gave Ralph the motorcycle. It was neat how Ralph risked his life for the boy, a great friendship.