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The Mouse and the Motorcycle

The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Написано Beverly Cleary

Озвучено B.D. Wong


The Mouse and the Motorcycle

Написано Beverly Cleary

Озвучено B.D. Wong

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3/5 (933 оценки)
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2 часа
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Издано:
23 янв. 2007 г.
ISBN:
9780061373763
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Описание

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 with a shiny miniature motorcycle. Right away, Ralph knows that the motorcycle is special-made to be ridden by an adventurous mouse. And once a mouse can ride a motorcycle . . . almost anything can happen!

Издатель:
Издано:
23 янв. 2007 г.
ISBN:
9780061373763
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Об авторе

Beverly Cleary is one of America's most beloved authors. As a child, she struggled with reading and writing. But by third grade, after spending much time in her public library in Portland, Oregon, she found her skills had greatly improved. Before long, her school librarian was saying that she should write children's books when she grew up. Instead she became a librarian. When a young boy asked her, "Where are the books about kids like us?" she remembered her teacher's encouragement and was inspired to write the books she'd longed to read but couldn't find when she was younger. She based her funny stories on her own neighborhood experiences and the sort of children she knew. And so, the Klickitat Street gang was born! Mrs. Cleary's books have earned her many prestigious awards, including the American Library Association's Laura Ingalls Wilder Award, presented to her in recognition of her lasting contribution to children's literature. Dear Mr. Henshaw won the Newbery Medal, and Ramona Quimby, Age 8 and Ramona and Her Father have been named Newbery Honor Books. Her characters, including Beezus and Ramona Quimby, Henry Huggins, and Ralph, the motorcycle-riding mouse, have delighted children for generations.


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  • (4/5)
    Sweet and silly, I love that the motorcycle goes when the noise is made.
  • (4/5)
    I loved this book so much as a kid. It is no doubt responsible for how much I like mice.
  • (5/5)
    Super cute book! Read this to my four-year old son over the course of a week or two. He loved it and wants to continue reading the adventures of Ralph in future volumes.
  • (5/5)
    Beverly Cleary has a way of reaching into the minds of children and making the imagination become real. I do not remember how many times my boys have requested reading this book, but they laugh every time.

    The idea of a mouse riding a toy motorcycle gives hope to any boy's imagination that anything is possible---maybe even permission for them to ride one some day.

    Beverly weaves growing up with its responsibilities with the abandonment of childhood play to give hope to children who wonder if they are normal when they are careless one minute but brave and responsible the next.

    Always a joy to hear my boys laugh.
  • (3/5)
    I think this book was OK. I think boys would like it more than girls and it would be suitable for grades 4-6. I would use this book in lessons on plot and climax because of the major events that take place in the story. I think kids may like this book because it is cute and has a happy ending.
  • (3/5)
    I read this book, or it was read to me, in the 1970's. I have fond memories of it. This time was Ok, but it is one of those books that should have been left alone. It wasn't one of those books that have a layer that can be enjoyed by adults, but also children. It had a morale, and was an ok book, but the book did not have the magical effect it had on me when i read it as a child.
  • (4/5)
    Cleary is an exceedingly imaginative author. Many authors have taken mice as the inspiration for a children's story, but Cleary's bests them all in inventive fun! When Keith and his family visit an old inn, a mouse, Ralph, becomes enthralled with the boy's toy motorcycle. Ralph gets into trouble, however, when the motorcycle gets lost in the laundry linens. To make matters worse, Keith gets sick and there's no medicine in the whole inn. When Ralph decides to take matters into his own hands, things go from bad to worse. Find out what happens in The Mouse and the Motorcycle.
  • (5/5)
    Ralph the Mouse lives with his family in a hotel. Kevin and his family stay in the hotel where Ralph sees Kevin's toy motorcycle and desires to ride it. After all, it is the perfect size for a mouse. Ralph gets a chance to ride it but he gets into a lot of trouble which puts his family in trouble. Ralph also gets some side benefits for his family though. When tragedy happens Ralph is there to help.I enjoyed this story. It was fun and imaginative. I liked how Ralph was independent but thoughtful of his family. When he gets into trouble he knows when to admit it and tries to find ways that will undo the hardship on his family. I liked the courage he shows when Kevin needs help. I enjoy Ms. Cleary's books. I plan to enjoy more of them no matter what my age.
  • (3/5)
    This is a cute little book, written for 8 years old and up, about a boy who takes his toy cars and "motorcycle" on vacation with him and his parents, and finds that his hotel room has mice. One particular mouse, Ralph, is especially drawn to the toy motorcycle. And, would you believe it -- the boy and the mouse are able to communicate with each other and become friends! Also, Ralph is able to make the motorcycle run just by making motorcycle sounds ;)Of course, there is a dramatic and climactic part close to the end where the boy becomes ill and Ralph must scour the hotel for an aspirin to help break the boy's fever, since there isn't an aspirin to be had withing 25 miles. And you guessed it, Ralph finds an aspirin (on the floor), delivers it to the boy, who gets better, and we all lived happily ever after! It really is cute. If you have a young child, you should read it to them or better yet, have them read it to you! Enjoy this one together :)
  • (4/5)
    when Ralf was driving the ambulance i was scared when he got stuck
  • (3/5)
    A great children's book
  • (5/5)
    It is a battle of the Books book I loved it!
  • (5/5)
    Such a cute little story. My son loved having me read it to him. ?
  • (5/5)
    Perfect listen for our six year old and me as we traveled back and forth to a birthday party and did a couple of errands.
  • (4/5)
    I love this children's classic by Beverly Cleary. It's got a mouse and a motorcycle, what's not to like? I love the interaction between Keith and Ralph as two kindred souls found in two different species. This story shows true friendship and I loved watching Ralph grow up" in the story. I'm passing this one on to my students."
  • (5/5)
    Read this more than once as a child, and then again aloud to my sweetheart Ralph and my youngest son. So much fun.
  • (3/5)
    I read this out loud to my kids because so many people have fond memories of it, though this was one I skipped in my own childhood. I found it...dull. Really dull. One of those kid books with no actual discernible plot: there's a mouse, he rides a motorcycle, he loses it, he finds it. That's...it. The kids were happy to listen to it, but they didn't clamor for it either. Meh. This ain't no Ramona.
  • (5/5)
    "Pb-pb-b-b-b. Pb-pb-b-b-b." With these magic vocables, Ralph the mouse revs up a dream come true--his very own motorcycle. Living in a knothole in a hotel room, young Ralph has seen plenty of families come and go, some more generous with their crumbs than others. But when young Keith and his parents check in to the hotel, Ralph gets his first chance to check out. He has always fantasized about venturing beyond the second floor, maybe even outside. Curiosity overcomes caution, and Ralph must have a go at Keith's toy motorcycle. Soon, the headstrong mouse finds himself in a pickle, when all he wanted was to ride a motorcycle. Lucky for him, the boy understands how it is. When he discovers Ralph in his thwarted attempt to abscond with the toy bike, Keith generously encourages the rodent to ride. He even teaches him the simple trick of starting the motorcycle: "You have to make a noise... pb-pb-b-b-b." The subsequent situations Ralph motors into require quick thinking and grownup-sized courage.
  • (5/5)
    This is a great book for second and third grade children. It is a great animal fantasy book. It tells of Ralph S. Mouse living in an old inn where he comes to life and has many adventures. He also acquires a motorcycle and also a new friend that moves into the inn. We read all about their adventures and laugh and imagine. A great book for kids to make their imaginations go wild. I think back to reading this book when I was a child and look forward to reading it with my children.
  • (5/5)
    The genre of this book is fantasy. (EduCreations Review) Ralph, a mouse who lives in a knothole in a hotel room is excited to find a toy motorcycle brought to the room by a young guest. To his surprise, and to the surprise of his family, he makes friends with the owner of the motorcycle, Keith, who lets him ride the motorcycle. Sadly, Ralph loses it, and loses Keith's trust as well. Ralph has to be brave, and repay Keith for his kindness by traveling to the ground floor of the hotel for the adventure of his life! This book would be appropriate for 3rd-5th graders.
  • (5/5)
    I simply adore this book, The Mouse and the Motorcycle is a hilarious friendship story between a little boy and a mouse who lives in an old, run down hotel. The boy is staying at the hotel during a long weekend. Ralph the mouse learns to ride the boys motorcycle which thrills both of them. I love the way the author portrays the mouse who is funny and adventures. Beverly Cleary does a wonderful job with this comical action story. I have read most of her books. Her books just seem to come alive! Her language is sparkling and well written.
  • (5/5)
    I'll admit I read this in like the second grade, so technically I'm not new to the book. But I read it again this semester and remembered why I loved it. The concept is brilliant, having your only real friend be something nobody else would go near and would in fact try to kill, is an excellent way of showing how lonely they both were. I think that really speaks to children that you can always find a friend, you just have to look somewhere unexpected. And of course the action packed scenes to get the aspirin were as thrilling as ever, especially as I couldn't remember how he did it. It was like reading it for the first time all over again.
  • (3/5)
    the book is way better I don't like this narrator.
  • (5/5)
    Such a cute little story. My son loved having me read it to him. ?
  • (5/5)
    Such a cute little story. My son loved having me read it to him. ?
  • (5/5)
    Read this many a year ago, not even sure how old I was. Can't remember all the details now, but I remember enjoying it a lot. :)
  • (4/5)
    I read this in elementary school. I remembered liking it, so I checked it out from the library to read to my daughter.

    We both thoroughly enjoyed this book. There are themes of growing up and responsibility, which is nice, but the best part is, of course, that Ralph rides a motorcycle.

    I love that the there's the line about how Ralph was proud that he was going to be the subject of a composition in a far off place like Ohio. (I would have quoted it, but the book is in my sleeping daughter's bedroom, and I make a policy of not going in there while she's sleeping unless it's incredibly important, like if I want to cuddle her a bit before she gets too big to cuddle.)

    My daughter has asked my husband and me to read the last five chapters to her over and over again, and then during the day, I find that she's got the book in the living room and is reading sections to herself and then acting them out.

    I knew that, given her parents, she was likely to grow up to be a reader, but it's very exciting to see it in action.
  • (4/5)
    This book is a great book for children, or even for teachers to read to children. It is about a mouse who watches people at the Mountain View Inn. A mouse named Ralph is steadily watching from a hole near the floor. Ralph cannot wait to get ahold of the toy motorcycle he spots in the room. The motorcycle fits him perfectly and he cannot wait to ride! After Keith meets the mouse they become best friends. Keith must keep Ralph a secret from his mother. Read to see what adventures Ralph and Keith go on!
  • (5/5)
    The Mouse and the Motorcycle is about a mouse named Ralph, his friend Keith, and Keith's motorcycle. The tale encompasses many adventures. The main theme of this book is friendship, and the lengths some will go to for a friend. This is a great book to use when teaching children valuable lessons on meeting new friends, and moving away from good friends. I would suggest this book to children in 3rd grade and up.
  • (4/5)
    Children love the story of the friendship of Ralph, the mouse, and Keith, the young boy whose family is staying at the hotel in which Ralph and his family live. Ralph has adventures on Keith's toy motorcycle. This story was fun to read. It makes a great read aloud for 3rd - 5th grade. Teaching ideas include types of fiction.