Ralph S. Mouse

Written by Beverly Cleary
Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Reviewed by Erika T. (age 10)

In this book, there is a mouse named Ralph who is living in an inn. Ralph's cousins, brothers and sisters always want to drive Ralph's motorcycle. This drives Ralph crazy. He wants to run away from all his relatives. So, with his human friend Ryan's help, he moved with his motorcycle to Ralph's school. The school is named Irwin J. Sneed Elementary School. In school one day, Ryan had Ralph's motorcycle in his pocket and was fighting a boy named Brad. During the fight, Brad broke Ralph's motorcycle. What will Ralph do? Will he get anything back from Brad?

I like this book because I would like to meet a real talking animal. My favorite part of the book is when Ralph learns that Brad could understand what he was shouting at him about his motorcycle. I recommend this book because it is a book that can describe to you life from a mouse's point of view. If you think mice are cute, you would like this book.

Erika T. is a student in Ms. Probst's 5th Grade Class
2000-2001