Mouse and the Motorcycleby Beverly Cleary (Author), B.D. Wong (Narrator)
A Mouse , a Boy and a Motorcycle!
Ralph, the mouse and his family are residents of the Mountain View Inn. Ralph is hoping that his “room” in the motel hosts a family with little kids because kids tend to make a big food mess. So he is quite disappointed to meet Keith a much older boy who is less likely to make a mess. Until he spies a shiny red toy motorcycle in Keith’s toys.
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Adventurous Ralph is excited and can’t wait to get a ride on it. He sits on the motorcycle and accidentally rolls off the table into a waste basket! Keith discovers the little mouse and soon the two become good friends. Keith allows Ralph to ride his motorcycle and even brings food for him and his family.
This is a wonderful story to listen to. The language is simple and Wong does not disappoint. The story is imaginative and full of adventure. It’s a tale of friendship, loyalty, sharing and selflessness. Wong’s narration is complete with all the motorcycle sounds and different voice over’s for different characters of the story. We enjoyed listening to this story. Can’t wait to read the book too!