All your favorite Ralph Mouse tales in one boxed set just in time for the holiday season!
A motorcycle riding mouse named Ralph will capture children's hearts and imaginations in the three books that make up this collection. Readers first meet young Ralph in his home at the Mountain View Inn, where he dreams of adventures beyond his tiny mouse hole. Ralph meets a young hotel guest named Keith with a toy motorcycle and exciting things start happening. Children who get attached to Ralph in the first book will be happy to follow him as he seeks adventures at camp and at school in the author's two follow-up books. Ralph is, at turns, resourceful and daring, curious and scared, and friendly but cautious; much like many of the readers of his tales. This collection, which includes The Mouse and the Motorcycle, Runaway Ralph, and Ralph S. Mouse, takes readers into a fantastic world, where it is easy to believe that an enterprising mouse can really ride a motorcycle. 2002, HarperTrophy/HarperCollins, $17.85. Ages 7 to 11. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati AGES: 7 8 9 10 11