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The Best Bike Ride Ever

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The Best Bike Ride Ever

By James Proimos; Johanna Wright (Illustrator)

Dial Books, Hardcover, 9780803738508, 32pp.

Publication Date: June 14, 2012


The perfect book for every first-time bike rider

I want a bike! I want a bike! This is all Bonnie says for one full week, until her parents surprise her with . . . a bike! Then: Oh boy! Oh boy! Before she knows it, Bonnie is off on a wobbly course around the backyard that becomes an adventure of epic proportions. She bikes over mountains, under giraffes, up the Statue of Liberty, through the Grand Canyon, and past the Giant Cheese. There's only one thing Bonnie can't do on her bike . . . STOP!!! But after a tumble and an important lesson from Mom and Dad, Bonnie is back in the saddle.

This celebration of a timeless rite of passage will have kids clamoring to read it, read it again, and then strike out on their own bike-riding adventures.

About the Author
James Proimos lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Johanna Wright lives in Portland, Oregon.

Praise For The Best Bike Ride Ever

"So inviting that children who do not ride a bicycle yet will wish they could have their first ride in such a welcoming place."
-Horn Book

"A fun-filled take on a familiar childhood milestone."
-Kirkus Reviews

"Wright's naif, acrylic-on-canvas drawings and Proimos's wry reportorial style strike the right notes of silliness and exhilarating independence. Bonnie's wide-mouth grin should be an inspiration and impetus to anyone contemplating putting away the training wheels."
-Publishers Weekly

"Whimsical, childlike art adds a visual twist for kids to appreciate...A refreshing change from typical books about kids learning to ride a bike, and youngsters will respond to Bonnie's enthusiastic approach."
-Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books