Guest writer – Ryland
I’ve been called back to the office again. I will be there for three weeks. So I’ve really been busy (again). And we’ve had a busy weekend as well and I am tired. Since it’s spring break and the kids are just at home playing Gameboy and NDS, I thought I’d ask my nine-year old son to write this entry since he was very happy when I told him that I would like to post the picture that he drew here. Please feel free to address your comments to him.
So here’s Ryland:
This is the picture I drew for our Literature Circles. This is a mouse riding a motorcycle. Because when I read the book, it was my favourite picture I saw. The title of the book is The Mouse and the Motorcycle by Beverly Cleary and illustrated by Louis Darling.
This is the picture on the book where I copied it from.
The Mouse and the Motorcycle
Keith is a boy and he didn’t know that he was getting watched by a mouse as he entered room 215. Keith saw the mousehole and he poked his finger into the mousehole but he did not feel anything. Keith took out his suitcase and took out some toy cars.
Ralph (the mouse) had Keith’s motorcycle. Then the motorcycle’s paint got chipped off and one of the handles was bent. Then Ralph and the motorcyle fell into the paper waste basket. While that Ralph was worried about the motorcycle. Then the paper waste basket fell and Ralph and the motorcycyle got out of it. Ralph met Keith and they became friends. Keith made a deal so Ralph could ride the motorcycle at night but Ralph had to put the motorcycle away in the morning. Keith was a nice friend to Ralph so he gave Ralph some food. Ralph was riding the motorcycle then the
vacume vacuum cleaner was trying to suck up Ralph and the motorcyle then they got sucked up and they went into the laundry room.
Ralph told his relatives about his adventure. His mother allowed him to go to the first floor by himself because he is growing up and he is a responsible mouse. Ralph said goodbye to Keith. Keith agreed to leave the motorcycle to Ralph.
I felt happy when Keith gave food to Ralph’s family.
I was scared when the vacuum cleaner was dragging Ralph.
I felt good about the deal that Ralph and Keith made about the motorcycle.
Parts of the story I like:
I liked when Keith poked his finger into the mousehole.
I like when Ralph and the motorcycle got out of the paper waste basket.
I liked when Ralph was spying on Keith.