Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle Cover

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

By Chris Raschka; Chris Raschka (Illustrator)

Schwartz & Wade Books, Library Binding, 9780375970078, 32pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

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

"From the Hardcover edition.



About the Author
CHRIS RASCHKA, the 2012 Caldecott Medalist, is an avid bike rider and wrote a 2010"New York Times"op-ed piece, "Braking Away," about the importance of obeying the rules of the road while on a bicycle. He has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner"A Ball for Daisy," which was also a"New York Times"Best Illustrated Book and described by"The Horn Book"in a starred review as "noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal." His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner, "The Hello, Goodbye Window"by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor Book"Yo? Yes!," and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book"Good Sports.""