Ralph S. Mouse

Written by Beverly Cleary • Illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky

Reviewed by M.G. (age 9)

Ralph S. Mouse is a very interesting story. Ralph S. Mouse is mostly about a mouse named Ralph whose motorcycle was wrecked and he got a car to ride instead. Ralph lived in a hotel with his friend Ryan, a child. He rode his motorcycle every night. One day Ralph went to school with Ryan. The students noticed him. They decided to have him run a maze. Ralph cheated and Ryan got mad. Ryan took the motorcycle away. Ryan got into a fight with Brad. Ralph's motorcycle gets wrecked. Ralph was taken back to the hotel and Brad gave Ralph a sports car in replacement of the motorcycle that he had broken. Ralph rode his new car every night at the inn. Ryan's mother met Brad's father. Six months later they were married.

My favorite part of the book is when Brad gives Ralph the sports car in place of the motorcycle that he had broken. This is my favorite part because everyone is happy. Ryan is happy because Brad made up for what he had done. Brad is happy because he had done something good. Ralph is happy because he now had a sports car to ride.

Brad changed throughout the story. He changed because at the beginning of the book, he was mean to Ryan and to Ralph. At the end of the book, he gave Ralph the motorcycle and he was nice to Ryan.

I like the illustrations in Ralph S. Mouse. I think that the illustrations are pretty well drawn. The pictures show what is going on well. The pictures are black and white. I really enjoyed looking at the illustrations while reading Ralph S. Mouse.

I recommend this book because it has an interesting plot and it has interesting characters, such as Ralph. Kids in grades 3-5 would like reading Ralph S. Mouse. The characters in Ralph S. Mouse would probably interest most readers. I really recommend Ralph S. Mouse.

M.G. is a student in Ms. M.'s 1st-5th Grade Class
2004-2005