Ralph S. Mouse

Written by Beverly Cleary
Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Reviewed by Emily G. (age 8)

This story is about a mouse named Ralph who is very smart and has to run a maze. There is a boy named Ryan who is Ralph's friend and they both like motorcycles. Some of the kids in Ryan's class think that Ralph S. Mouse isn't smart. That's why Ralph has to run the maze.

I like the book because there is a little mouse and I like mice.

Ryan, Ralph, and Brad don't really have fun at first. They get into a fight and that was funny. It was funny because all the people are crowded around the people who are fighting. It's like a real fight.

The character I like is named Ryan. He lives in an inn. I like him because he's the one that has the mouse. Ryan is a shy person.

This story reminded me of when there was a mouse in our house. He wasn't a talking mouse like Ralph, but daddy picked him up with a shovel and threw him outside.

I recommend this book to the people who like Beverly Cleary books. Students ages seven to eleven would like this book.

Emily G. is a student in EMES Third Grade
2003-2004