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Publisher Comments:

Good-bye, tricycle It's time to

learn to ride a new big-kid

bike. Riding a bicycle can be fun . . .

even if there are a few bumps along

the way. Daniel Griffo's digital

illustrations add to the excitement

of a child's first attempt at riding

a bicycle without training wheels.

Grab your helmet, hang on tight,

and let's go

Review:

"Boyd's debut centers on a girl who trades her babyish blue plastic tricycle for a red two-wheeler: 'Bye, Bye, Blue./ Hello, red!/ Shiny paint./ Smokin' tread.' Pared-down couplets chronicle the girl's maiden voyage on the bike, which requires some careful navigation ('Miss the rock./ Skim the hole./ Squish the hose./ Dodge the pole'), but proceeds remarkably, and perhaps unrealistically, smoothly. Twice Boyd breaks form to use a bit of repetition that echoes the bouncy ride of a bicycle down the street: 'Down the hill I bump, bump, bump./ Feel it on my rump, rump rump' is later followed by 'My little heart goes thump, thump, thump,/ when I make the jump... bump, rump.' Griffo's brassy, digital cartoons have a kid-pleasing Nickelodeon vibe and feature electric colors and skewed perspectives, giving the heroine a cheerful, textured, and fully realized world to explore. Though the girl is in constant motion, there's little action to the story; it's best suited to those just starting to read — as well as ride — on their own. Ages 4 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780761459644
Author:
Boyd, Ella
Publisher:
Cavendish Square Publishing
Subject:
Children s-General
Publication Date:
20110931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English

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Children's » Transportation » Bikes

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Product details pages Marshall Cavendish Children's Books - English 9780761459644 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Boyd's debut centers on a girl who trades her babyish blue plastic tricycle for a red two-wheeler: 'Bye, Bye, Blue./ Hello, red!/ Shiny paint./ Smokin' tread.' Pared-down couplets chronicle the girl's maiden voyage on the bike, which requires some careful navigation ('Miss the rock./ Skim the hole./ Squish the hose./ Dodge the pole'), but proceeds remarkably, and perhaps unrealistically, smoothly. Twice Boyd breaks form to use a bit of repetition that echoes the bouncy ride of a bicycle down the street: 'Down the hill I bump, bump, bump./ Feel it on my rump, rump rump' is later followed by 'My little heart goes thump, thump, thump,/ when I make the jump... bump, rump.' Griffo's brassy, digital cartoons have a kid-pleasing Nickelodeon vibe and feature electric colors and skewed perspectives, giving the heroine a cheerful, textured, and fully realized world to explore. Though the girl is in constant motion, there's little action to the story; it's best suited to those just starting to read — as well as ride — on their own. Ages 4 — 7. (Sept.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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