It’s funny to me that the first book in the series is called The Mouse and the Motorcycle, because each of the 3 books is pretty much Ralph losing the motorcycle, and spending the majority of the book trying to get it back.
In book 1 he’s forced to leave it behind while escaping from a pile of laundry.
In book 2 it’s left outside when Garf saves him from a cat and puts him in a cage.
In book 3 it’s held hostage by the new young boy character, Ryan.
The series should more accurately be called The Mouse Without a Motorcycle.
Continue reading “Book Nook: Ralph S. Mouse – Beverly Cleary”
We’ve made it to book 2 in the Mouse and the Motorcycle series. Not that it takes that long to get through the series…
Each book is less than 200 pages with illustrations, and only takes an hour or two to finish.
But Ralph is on to his next adventure, and you’re not going to want to miss it.
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I’ve chosen to read several books this year that my wife remembers from her childhood – books I’d never read before, but I felt like I should at least read now since my wife enjoyed them so much as a child.
On the other hand, I think I’ve only read two books this year that I remember from my childhood: Hatchet by Gary Paulsen, and Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls.
This past weekend, I decided I would read The Mouse and the Motorcycle series, as it’s one that I remember fondly from my childhood.
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I’m not really the type of person who will read self-help books intending to actually make changes to my life.
I understand I don’t have a perfect life, and I’m fully aware that there are ways I could improve as a person. I just don’t know why I should listen to any particular author over another.
Anybody off the street, as long as they find a publisher or are willing to self-publish, can write and distribute a book to the public.
When I choose to read self-help books, I’m mostly wanting to see what other people are saying about topics that I care about. Mental health is one of these topics.
Continue reading “Book Nook: You Can Be Happy No Matter What – Richard Carlson, Ph.D.”