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Ralph S. Mouse

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

beautiful and courageous

I like this book because there are interesting things. Like Ralph is a mouse and he rides a motorcycle around the lobby. My favorite part of the book was when he bit into Melissa┬┐s boot. I think kids will like this book because there are cool things in it.

posted by Anonymous on September 11, 2007

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A mad little mouse

Ralph is tired of his relatives trying to make him share his beloved motorcycle. And he's afraid zooming through the mud puddles in the lobby of the inn where he lives has gotten his friend Matt in trouble. So with the help of his human friend Ralph runs away, to Irwin ...
Ralph is tired of his relatives trying to make him share his beloved motorcycle. And he's afraid zooming through the mud puddles in the lobby of the inn where he lives has gotten his friend Matt in trouble. So with the help of his human friend Ralph runs away, to Irwin J. Sneed Elementary School, where there are long halls without carpet to ride on and plenty of good things to eat. Except that the students of Room 5 turns Ralph into a class project and an article in the town paper accuses the school of being infested with mice! And worst of all now Ralph's motorcycle is broken and he has no way to get back home. Ralph S. Mouse is a classic kid's chapter book. While amusing at times I found Ralph to be pouty and selfish, not exactly a hero. Cleary does mention the reality of mice (being vermin and all), but doesn't quite manage to set Ralph apart, other than his intelligence and his abilities to ride a motorcycle and speak (but only to certain, lonely children). My son enjoyed being read chapters of Ralph at night, but didn't connect with Ralph's pouting or anger. He was most interested in the beginning and the end, with a lull of interest in the surly middle parts. Ralph would probably most interest children who are also feeling surly, angry, and like the world is against them. Its strength is in showing kids that they're not alone in those feelings and teaching them to look for ways to solve their problems, because they might not be as bad as it seems.

posted by Anonymous on September 20, 2008

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2007

    Ralph S. Mouse

    I did not like Ralph S. Mouse because Beverley Cleary made the school children the normal movie or play characters. I wish they had more variety. But however I did like the part when Ralph¿s motorcycle breaks in half because Ralph was not being fair to his family. I think other kids should read this book

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