The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Written by Beverly Cleary • Illustrated by Louis Darling

Reviewed by Kalani C. (age 9)

Ralph is not like the other mice at the Mountain View Inn. He is always looking for adventure. It is Ralph’s lucky day when a young guest named Keith arrives. He has a lot of cars but has a favorite… his motorcycle. Ralph wants to try to ride the motorcycle. He begins and never wants to stop.

I think this book is a really good book because it has adventure. If you like an adventurous book then this book is for you. My favorite part was when the mouse rode the motorcycle for the first time and fell in the garbage can. Ralph is kind of like my sister because she loves to do adventurous, amazing things. I found the mouse interesting because I like to experience new things in life too.

I recommend this book because it is an interesting book. I think boys and girls would like it, too. I recommend that kids ages 8-10 read it. I think they would like it when the mouse tries to ride the motorcycle. I liked that Mrs. Cleary used a lot of details in the story.

Kalani C. is a student in Ms. Taylor's Reading Club
2007-2008