The Mouse and the Motorcycle

The Mouse and the Motorcycle - Beverly Cleary, Louis Darling, Tracy Dockray

The Mouse and the Motorcycle written by Beverly Cleary is a 5.1 on the Accelerated Reading leveling system. The fictitious story follows the life of a mouse named Ralph that rides around on a toy motorcycle that he gets from a young boy. Ralph must work with the boy to get him medicine, and the boy must help Ralph by getting him food. The story is great for an older elementary class story. The story also looks at how good things can come from unexpected places. This could be a good book to read as a class at the beginning of the year to proactively teach students not to judge a book by its cover.