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Runaway Ralph

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2012

    This is the best series of books i would ever get

    It's a very good series, but it's not very entertaining. That's why i only rated it 3 stars.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 5, 2010

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    A Childhood staple

    We bought this book.

    Beverly Cleary is a staple of independent reader libraries for good reason. Ralph S. Mouse is daring, brave, and often gets in over his head. Tired of his little sisters and brothers and cousins (who always demand to ride his special bike) Ralph runs away to camp in search of boys he can have fun with )and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches).
    Instead he ends up caught, slapped in a cage, the personal pet of the weirdest boy in camp. Garf sings bad songs, doesn't talk much to the other kids and worse, the other kids think he's a thief. Ralph knows the truth, but can he help Garf, and why would he want to at all with Garf holding his prized motorcycle hostage?
    Ralph is far from a perfect character. He's selfish and a little bratty at times, but in his heart he's a good guy. In a way this makes him easier for kids to relate to, but parents may find themselves irritated at times by Ralph's mindset. Runaway Ralph is an early chapter book, about a hundred and eighty pages long and perfect for nightly reading. Not the best book out there, it's still a solid exploratory read, perfect for Stuart Little or Charlotte's Web fans and a good try-out book for hard to read-to kids (especially boys).
    A staple of beginner libraries Runaway Ralph makes for good memories and good bedtime reading for kids in the five to twelve and great beginner reading for kids ten to twelve.

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