I remember devouring the entire Mouse series in a weekend. That's how good they were. The only other books to come close were Nancy Drew and Harry Potter. That might say something about my reading taste, but as a kid, Beverly Cleary was it.
In about 2 weeks, she will turn 100. So, let's celebrate her birthday by consuming her books and the movies that go with them.
If you wanted to get a jumpstart on her birthday, you could get one of her books and read it by April 12. You could do what I did as a kid and start with Ralph S. Mouse.
But, one of the movie adaptations also won an award - the Carnegie Medal of Excellence. And you guessed it, it was a mouse movie. Ralph S. Mouse.
Having a movie night - what a great way to celebrate a birthday.
It can be hard to come by, but it's a great movie. It's 120 minutes in length.
You can buy it as a DVD on Amazon.
This is the newer, easier to come by adaptation of the Mouse collection. The best part here is, you get all of the mouse stories in one package.
Run time is 195 minutes for all 3 Mouse stories, plus 4 bonus stories.
Here's the book! A fun story about a little mouse who can no longer stay at the Inn.
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