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The first book, ''The Mouse And The Motorcycle'', deals with Ralph and his adventures around Mountain View Inn once a boy named Keith gives him a toy motorcycle. The second, ''Runaway Ralph'', deals with Ralph [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin running away from home]] and going to a summer camp, where he stays in a cage with a grouchy hamster named Chum. The third, ''Ralph S. Mouse'', has Ralph becoming friends with a new boy named Ryan, who lets him live at school.

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The first book, ''The Mouse And The Motorcycle'', deals with Ralph and his adventures around Mountain View Inn once a boy named Keith gives him a toy motorcycle. The second, ''Runaway Ralph'', deals with Ralph [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin running away from home]] and going to a summer camp, where he stays in a cage with a grouchy hamster named Chum. The third, ''Ralph S. Mouse'', has Ralph becoming friends with a new boy named Ryan, who lets him live at Ryan's school.



* DiscardAndDraw: After Ralph's motorcycle is broken in book 3, he's given a sports car to replace it.



* FakeRabies: ''Ralph S. Mouse'' describes an incident where Ralph found an open tube of toothpaste and tasted it out of curiosity. He ended up running through the hotel hallway foaming at the mouth and frantically looking for water. A maid saw him and started shrieking, "Mad mouse! Mad mouse!" Ralph was smart enough to avoid toothpaste in the future.
* GrumpyBear: Chum. He's easily the most cynical character in the series, although Ralph takes a liking to him.

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* FakeRabies: ''Ralph S. Mouse'' describes an incident where Ralph found an open tube of toothpaste and tasted it out of curiosity. He ended up running through the hotel hallway foaming at the mouth and frantically looking for water. A water, whereupon a maid saw him and started shrieking, "Mad mouse! Mad mouse!" After that, Ralph was smart enough to avoid toothpaste in the future.
toothpaste.
* GrumpyBear: Chum.Chum the hamster. He's easily the most cynical character in the series, although Ralph takes a liking to him.



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* MouseWorldMouseWorld: Eeyup. The mice have their ways of getting around the hotel in secret so the humans won't catch on.



* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toy vehicles are literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum powered by this]]. To drive his motorcycle, Ralph has to say ''pb-b-b-b-b-b''. When he upgrades to a car, he has to say ''vroom vroom'' instead, and if he wants to reverse, [[BackwardsName he has to say ''moorv moorv''.]]

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* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toy vehicles are literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum powered by this]]. To drive his motorcycle, Ralph has to say ''pb-b-b-b-b-b''. When he upgrades to a car, he has to say ''vroom vroom'' instead, and if he wants to reverse, [[BackwardsName he has to say ''moorv moorv''.]]]] In book 1, he also has to say "wh-e-e wh-e-e" for a toy ambulance.


* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toy vehicles are literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum powered by this]]. To drive his motorcycle, Ralph has to say ''pb-b-b-b-b-b''. When he upgrades to a car, he has to say ''vroom vroom'' instead.

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* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toy vehicles are literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum powered by this]]. To drive his motorcycle, Ralph has to say ''pb-b-b-b-b-b''. When he upgrades to a car, he has to say ''vroom vroom'' instead.instead, and if he wants to reverse, [[BackwardsName he has to say ''moorv moorv''.]]

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* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud: Toy vehicles are literally [[ItRunsOnNonsensoleum powered by this]]. To drive his motorcycle, Ralph has to say ''pb-b-b-b-b-b''. When he upgrades to a car, he has to say ''vroom vroom'' instead.


The ''Ralph S. Mouse'' series is a trilogy of [[ChildrensLiterature children's chapter books]] by Creator/BeverlyCleary. Spanning a [[ShortRunners rather short]] 17 years, the first two books were illustrated by Louis Darling; the last one by Paul O. Zelinksy.

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The ''Ralph S. Mouse'' series is a trilogy of [[ChildrensLiterature children's chapter books]] by Creator/BeverlyCleary. Spanning a [[ShortRunners rather short]] 17 years, the The first two books were illustrated by Louis Darling; the last one by Paul O. Zelinksy.


* HeelFaceTurn: In ''Ralph S. Mouse'', Brad is introduced as a mean kid and borderline bully, who punches Ryan in a fight and breaks Ralph's cherished motorcycle. After he and Ryan actually talk, they end up becoming friends and Brad gives Ryan a car to replace the motorcycle.

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* HeelFaceTurn: In ''Ralph S. Mouse'', Brad is introduced as a mean kid and borderline bully, who punches Ryan in a fight and inadvertently breaks Ralph's cherished motorcycle.motorcycle doing so. After he and Ryan actually talk, they end up becoming friends and Brad gives Ryan a car to replace the motorcycle.

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* LastOfHisKind: Ralph is the only survivor of his peer group, the rest being killed by poisoned grain. The other mice were presumably too old and experienced to take the bait or too young to go for solid food.


* DisappearedDad: Ralph's dad was killed some time before the first book by an asprin pill. He was carrying it in his cheek and it dissolved.

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* DisappearedDad: DisappearedDad:
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Ralph's dad was killed some time before the first book by an asprin aspirin pill. He was carrying it in his cheek and it dissolved.dissolved.
** Ryan lives with his mother, and when Brad asks where his father is, Ryan admits he doesn't know. It turns out the boys are NotSoDifferent in this regard; Brad has a MissingMom due to a divorce.

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* FakeRabies: ''Ralph S. Mouse'' describes an incident where Ralph found an open tube of toothpaste and tasted it out of curiosity. He ended up running through the hotel hallway foaming at the mouth and frantically looking for water. A maid saw him and started shrieking, "Mad mouse! Mad mouse!" Ralph was smart enough to avoid toothpaste in the future.


* CatsAreMean: All the cats in ''Runaway Ralph'', especially Catso.



* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: "The S. stands for smart."

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* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: "The S. stands for smart.Smart."


The ''Ralph S. Mouse'' series is a trilogy of [[ChildrensLiterature children's chapter books]] by BeverlyCleary. Spanning a [[ShortRunners rather short]] 17 years, the first two books were illustrated by Louis Darling; the last one by Paul O. Zelinksy.

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The ''Ralph S. Mouse'' series is a trilogy of [[ChildrensLiterature children's chapter books]] by BeverlyCleary.Creator/BeverlyCleary. Spanning a [[ShortRunners rather short]] 17 years, the first two books were illustrated by Louis Darling; the last one by Paul O. Zelinksy.
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* MetaphorIsMyMiddleName: "The S. stands for smart."

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* SliceOfLife: Well, slice of ''mouse'' life, anyway.


* GrumbyBear: Chum. He's easily the most cynical character in the series, although Ralph takes a liking to him.

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* GrumbyBear: GrumpyBear: Chum. He's easily the most cynical character in the series, although Ralph takes a liking to him.

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* GrumbyBear: Chum. He's easily the most cynical character in the series, although Ralph takes a liking to him.

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