Junior Library Guild : The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark PettSomehow I managed to sit on this awesome interview for months now! I contacted Mark Pett and he readily agreed to do the interview, and then I never got it up. So sorry about that Mark! So join me this late Wednesday evening for a beautiful story about a girl, a wished for bicycle, persistence, and true generosity. It is stunningly beautiful, and a brilliant story. This next wordless book uses a similar look and feel as his first, but this time highlights a little girl and her desire for a bicycle. The plot is simple: the little girl spies a beautiful green bike in a store window.
Girl On A Bicycle
The Girl and the Bicycle
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This one's a keeper, especially those interested in cycling? VERDICT Middle grade fans of realistic coming-of-age tales, the kind of picture book you want on your family bookshelf for years to come. Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas. Add to Wishlist.
They all turn her away except for a biccycle old woman. Sister Wanda, Zb. The illustrations show how she helps through the year and if she gets enough money for her bicycle. Your Website?
She meets a nice lady who could use some help, and once she's earned enough money to purchase the bicycle, Poppy. Dad: H. Realistic Fiction. As she walks with her little brother.
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Title: The Girl and the Bicycle. Summary: A young girl sees a beautiful green bike in a store display window and sets about earning the money to buy it. In the process she meets a kindly neighbor who helps make her dreams come true. The plot line is simple: girl sees shiny green bike; girl looks for loose change with which to purchase bike; girl raises money with a lemonade stand, a yard sale, and eventually chores for a neighbor; girl finally has enough money. A crisis occurs when the girl discovers that the bike is no longer in the store window. She sits dejectedly on the sidewalk outside the store, while her little brother plays with a toy bike and a bug. There is no cartoon lightbulb-over-the-head moment, but when we see her attention shift from her own disappointment to her little companion, we know that love is at work.
Book Review. My reads usually need words to whisper, giggle. Sensitive Areas: No sensitive areas. So many special things jump out: a little girl's affection for her younger brother shown even in the way she holds his hand; the subtle humour in the images with little brother popping up in random places; the girl's ingenuity and hard work bicyle earning money; the little boy's oblivion to the purpose of their quest but his sister's care that he be included; the little girl soldiering on in spite of disappointment and managing to think of others; and on top of everything the fact that the object of the girl's aspirations is a good old-fashioned bike and not some other useless gizmo.
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett. Davies, Stephen. For ideas about using wordless books, click here. MP: Thank you.