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January 15, 2019 | $15.99
I Like My Bike
Illustrator(s): AG Ferrari
Paperback | Pages: 32
Size: 10.2 x 8.3 |
Publication Date: December 10, 2019
Age: 4-8 | Guided Reading Level: A
About the Book
For readers just starting out! A bike can be faster than a car, a van, a bus and a truck!
“I like my bike. I like my car. I like my big car. I like my truck.”
The text in this funny story is simple and repetitive–just right for new readers–but the pictures are wacky and imaginative. A sea lion chauffeurs a large shark, a cactus drives a pickup truck and a tiny mouse drives a tractor-trailer filled with cheese. All the vehicles, except for the bicycle, get stuck in traffic, as the cyclist merrily rides along to a party.
The pictures, in addition to supporting the text and enhancing comprehension, are chock-full of details that children will love. There are subtexts, connections, and opportunities for inference.
★★★THE REVIEWS ARE IN!★★★
“A mixed-media landscape reflects movement from road to road. Pencil, watercolors, and ink enhance digital scenes that flow from one driver to the next, while cartoon representatives of both flora and fauna drive their favorite vehicles. A simple repetitive refrain, “I like my…,” reinforces the text, while images allow readers to search for details, like finding the bike rider and other recognizable characters who meet at a parkside birthday party. . . . A suggested general purchase for guided reading, the visual variety of images urges readers to infer changes in text.”
—School Library Journal