(Kid Review) The Mouse and The Motorcycle

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Now that he’s reading a mile a minute, it’s time to hear from my six-year-old again!

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary. Ralph is a mouse. Keith is a boy. Ralph and Keith meet in a hotel. Keith gives Ralph a motorcycle. It is a toy motorcycle. If Ralph makes a sound, it moves! I like this book because at the end of the book, Keith needs an aspirin and Ralph gets him one from the bottom floor of the hotel. Ralph is a hero. Now we will read Runaway Ralph!

Mom’s thoughts: I loved rereading this book! We read much of it aloud together, and I felt like a kid again, reliving the totally unrealistic mouse and his magical motorcycle. If only things really worked this way!

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Reviewed on May 26, 2013

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Rebecca Reid

Rebecca Reid is a homeschooling, stay-at-home mother seeking to make the journey of life-long learning fun by reading lots of good books. Rebecca Reads provides reviews of children's literature she has enjoyed with her children; nonfiction that enhances understanding of educational philosophies, history and more; and classical literature that Rebecca enjoys reading.

  • Yes, those are some great books! I read the Mouse and the Motorcycle to my kids last year. And my oldest daughter, who has just turned 7, has been reading tons of the Ramona books over the past few years. She loves them and I love rereading them with her (when she’ll slow down for a second and let me read with her), as I have fond memories of them from my childhood.

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