This classic, best-selling novel is perfect for a read aloud in Grade 2 or for independent readers in Grades 3-4. The Mouse and the Motorcycle is Beverly Cleary’s first in a series of books starring Ralph the mouse. Ralph’s life changes when Keith, a young boy on summer vacation, checks in to the Mountain View hotel where Ralph and his family live. Ralph immediately notices that Keith has brought a shiny toy motorcycle – just the right size for a mouse. After trying to ride it and ending up in a wastebasket, Keith teaches Ralph how to run the motorcycle by making an engine noise, and the adventures begin! The intricate plot and delightful characters make this book a fun read that students of many ages are sure to love.