“I think this book is good.”#1 Book Boy wrote this review Saturday, January 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“We bought this book.
Beverly Cleary is a staple of independent reader libraries for good reason. Ralph S. Mouse is daring, brave, and often gets in over his head. Tired of his little sisters and brothers and cousins (who always demand to ride his special bike) Ralph runs away to camp in search of boys he can have fun with )and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches).
Instead he ends up caught, slapped in a cage, the personal pet of the weirdest boy in camp. Garf sings bad songs, doesn't talk much to the other kids and worse, the other kids think he's a thief. Ralph knows the truth, but can he help Garf, and why would he want to at all with Garf holding his prized motorcycle hostage?
Ralph is far from a perfect character. He's selfish and a little bratty at times, but in his heart he's a good guy. In a way this makes him easier for kids to relate to, but parents may find themselves irritated at times by Ralph's mindset. Runaway Ralph is an early chapter book, about a hundred and eighty pages long and perfect for nightly reading. Not the best book out there, it's still a solid exploratory read, perfect for Stuart Little or Charlotte's Web fans and a good try-out book for hard to read-to kids (especially boys).
A staple of beginner libraries Runaway Ralph makes for good memories and good bedtime reading for kids in the five to twelve and great beginner reading for kids ten to twelve.”
“ This book is about a little mouse that was named Ralph and he ran away from this little boy that owned him. The boy was introduced to this mouse in the second book about Ralph the mouse.”Ana C wrote this review Friday, December 3, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I would add it to my library.”Margaret M wrote this review Thursday, December 2, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In part 2 of Ralph's adventures, Ralph runs away from home and ends up at camp where he meets Catso, the cat, Sam the dog, and Garf the boy. By the end of the book, Ralph is ready to return to the Inn, and thanks to Garf, he has a way to do so. Along the way, he almost gets eaten (twice) by Catso and has a run-in with Sam, who later becomes his ally. Rebekah liked this one better than the first, and we can't wait to start the last book of the Ralph series. ”Michael H wrote this review Saturday, November 13, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i realyu connect with this book ralph desides to runaway but then when he gets to his destination he wanted t go back because he didn think it would be the way he plained it so ralph try to get back his motocycle from the cat and trys to go home”BlAkE L wrote this review Thursday, October 28, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“i don't really remember this book”Julianna S. wrote this review Wednesday, October 20, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Runaway Ralph, Ralph the mouse runs away from the Mountain View Inn on a motorcycle that a boy called Kieth gave him. On the trip he met a dog called Sam. He was a watchdog. There were cats as well. Catso the cat tried to catch him, but Ralph got away. A boy caught Ralph and put him in a cage but he escaped. How did he escape? Catso flipped his cage upside down and then he climbed out the bottom. That is how he escaped. We can't wait to read the rest of the book!
-Freya and Rosella”