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Everyone can learn to ride a bicycle

by Raschka, Christopher.

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 32 Libraries 35 of 40 copies
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Summary
Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy . In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process--from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle!
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "*Starred Review* From the reassuring title onward, this vibrant picture book describes learning to ride a bicycle a monumental challenge for many children. A father guides his daughter through the process, which begins with choosing the perfect bike, watching others ride, and realizing that all those expert riders once learned this skill as a beginner, too. The girl begins to ride with the training wheels set low, then set high, and then removed. She takes some spills, gets back on, and tries again. When she is frustrated, her father encourages her to try again and again and again and eventually, she can ride a bicycle. So much is heartening about the book, from the father's consistently kind, matter-of-fact tone to the fact that the process begins with simple steps and leads up to more challenging ones. Rendered in Raschka's signature style of fluid, kinetic brushstrokes, the ink-and-watercolor illustrations beautifully capture the action and emotion in each scene. (Safety-minded adults will also be happy to note that the girl is wearing an enormous helmet throughout the book.) Deceptively simple and perfectly paced for read-alouds, this latest from the two-time Caldecott medalist captures a child's everyday experience with gentle, joyful sensitivity.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Two-time Caldecott Medalist Raschka (A Ball for Daisy) crafts an encouraging, artful, and eminently practical approach to a childhood rite of passage: learning to ride a bike. Freewheeling watercolors feature a balding man-perhaps an older father or grandfather-and a cautious girl in a blue, watermelon-size helmet. The calm adult offers reassurance, pointing out all-ages bicycle commuters: "Watch everyone ride. They all learned how." He adjusts the training wheels ("If we raise them up a smidge, you'll begin to feel your balance"), and a pictorial sequence shows the girl's wobbly progress. They then remove the training wheels, resulting in some spills ("Oops! You nearly had it"). The girl grows disappointed, and her helper responds with an understanding hug. By the finale, the girl joins other riders in a park, all shaped by light, translucent pools of color. Raschka's breezy conclusion ("You are riding a bicycle! And now you'll never forget how") brings to mind a familiar saying. Adults will close the book with a lump in their throats, children with a firm sense of purpose. Ages 4-8. Agent: Brenda Bowen, Sanford J. Greenburger Associates. (Apr.) ? (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Bicycles -- Juvenile fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Juvenile fiction.
Bicycles and bicycling -- Fiction.
Fathers and daughters -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Schwartz & Wade Books,2013
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 cm
ISBN 9780375870071 (hbk.)
0375870075 (hbk.)
9780375970078 (glb)
037597007X (glb)
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