Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

By Chris Raschka; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
Schwartz & Wade Books, Hardcover, 9780375870071, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

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Description
Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment, raves "School Library Journal" in a starred review.
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



About the Author
Chris Raschka is the illustrator of "The Hello, Goodbye Window", which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book "Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane's Giant Steps;" and "Can't Sleep." He lives with his wife and son in New York City.Chris Raschka is the illustrator of "The Hello, Goodbye Window", which was awarded the Caldecott Medal. He is also the illustrator of the Caldecott Honor Book "Yo! Yes?; Charlie Parker Played Be Bop; Mysterious Thelonious; John Coltrane's Giant Steps;" and "Can't Sleep." He lives with his wife and son in New York City.



Praise For Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013:
"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."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2013:
“Adults will close the book with a lump in their throats, children with a firm sense of purpose.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013:
“A wry, respectful ode to a rite of passage that’s both commonplace and marvelous. This is one fun ride!”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2013:
“The artist’s marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment.”

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