Tuesday, April 5, 2011

booktalk tuesday

The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary

IndieBound Description: Ralph the mouse ventures out from behind the piney knothole in the wall of his hotel-room home, scrambles up the telephone wire to the end table, and climbs aboard the toy motorcycle left there by a young guest. His thrill ride does not last long. The ringing telephone startles Ralph, and he and the motorcycle take a terrible fall - right to the bottom of a metal wastebasket. Luckily, Keith, the owner of the motorcycle, returns to find his toy. Keith rescues Ralph and teaches him how to ride the bike. Thus begins a great friendship and many awesome adventures. Once a mouse can ride a motorcyle ... almost anything can happen!

My Thoughts:
A true classic that holds up to the test of time. I loved this book as a child, when my 1st grade teacher read it aloud to my class and I still love it now. Before reading this book, I never really had peanut butter (remember, my parents were Asian!) but after this book, I remember begging for peanut butter sandwiches.

3 comments:

Jennifer Morian Frye said...

I am suddenly inspired to revisit some of my childhood favorites, which of course include Beverly Cleary. There was a period in my life when that was about all I read, then on to Judy Blume.....time for some retro-reading. Thanks Grace!

Grace Lin said...

ooh, good term "retro-reading!" I'm going to use that!

PL said...

Wasn't there at least one sequel to that book? -- PL