Along a Long Road (Hardcover)

By Frank Viva (By (artist))

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 9780316129251, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 28, 2011

List Price: 18.99*
* Individual store prices may vary.


Follow that road!

Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and through, out and down.

Frank's striking graphic style is executed in just five joyous colors, and his spare, rhythmic language is infectious.

Hit a bump?
Get back on track!
Reach the end?
Start again!

About the Author

Frank Viva is an illustrator and graphic designer who has won more than 300 awards. His illustrations have appeared in Time, Esquire, the New York Times, the Boston Globe ­and on the cover of the New Yorker. A past president of The Advertising & Design Club of Canada, he is passionate about cooking, wine, and his daily bike ride to the office. This is his first children's picture book.

Praise For Along a Long Road

*"This outstanding visual treat about the open road will inspire readers, whether on three wheels or two, to pedal faster and farther."—School Library Journal (starred review)

"Eccentric and peculiar, but handsome, too."—Booklist

"Great fun to look at; kids will feel the speed of the bike and the there-ness of place."—Kirkus Reviews

"It's the kind of book that creates a mood rather than telling a story, evoking the freedom of traveling, the joy of movement, and the exhilaration of being outside."—Publishers Weekly