Vera Rides a Bike
Vera Rides a Bike
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR), Hardcover, 9780805071252, 32pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2004
"Vera carefully strapped the helmet on. Father held the bike and she mounted the seat. Her feet fit the pedals perfectly. Vera felt very big."
Spunky Vera is back and riding a bike in a winning new adventure
Vera loves her shiny red tricycle, even if she is a little too big for it. When it gets stolen one day at the park, Vera is heartbroken, until she inherits her sister Elaine's old green bicycle, which Father paints purple-Vera's favorite color. As long as someone is around to help Vera start and stop, she's set to go. But what happens when Vera suddenly finds she's riding on her own? Will she be brave enough to use the brakes?
Once again, Vera Rosenberry offers a reassuring story about an exciting childhood experience-all through the lens of one indomitable heroine.
VERA ROSENBERRY is the author and illustrator of four previous Vera adventures: When Vera Was Sick, Vera's First Day of School, Vera Runs Away, and Vera Goes to the Dentist. She is also the illustrator of The Bug Cemetery by Frances Hill, among other books for young readers. Ms. Rosenberry lives with her husband in Cambridge, England.
"Rosenberry has presented readers with another believable and lively adventure relating a near-universal experience of childhood." --School Library Journal
"A welcome return. . . . The top-drawer story comes with equally fine artwork."--Kirkus Reviews
"Roseberry's watercolor-and-gouache paintings are color drenched, cheerful, and never saccharine." --Booklist
"In this latest Vera adventure, Rosenbery once again pitches the everyday as simultaneously simple, and dramatic." --Horn Book