I Like My Bike (I Like to Read) (Paperback)

By AG Ferrari

Holiday House, 9780823440986, 32pp.

Publication Date: December 10, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/15/2019)

List Price: 7.99*
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Description

Funny characters, humorous pictures, and an eco-friendly message with a text just right for the newest kindergarten reader.

"I like my bike. I like my car. I like my big car. I like my truck."

The text in this humorous story is simple and repetitive--just right for new readers--but the pictures are wacky and imaginative. A sea lion chauffeurs a large shark, while a cactus drives a canvas-covered pickup truck, and a tiny mouse drives tractor-trailer filled with cheese. All the vehicles, except for the bicycle, get stuck in traffic, as a girl merrily rides along to her destination--a birthday party.

The artwork, in addition to supporting the text and providing surface level comprehension, is chock-full of details that allow for (but don't insist upon) deeper comprehension. There are subtexts, connections, and opportunities for inference.

I Like to Read® Books for Beginning Readers:
* More than 80 fun-to-read books for new readers
* Guided reading levels A through G, based upon Fountas and Pinnell standards
* Award-winning easy reader series, created by acclaimed author-illustrators including winners of Caldecott, Theodor Seuss Geisel, and Coretta Scott King honors
* Levels A though D for kindergarten readers; levels D through G for early first grade readers


About the Author

ANTONGIONATA FERRARI has illustrated numerous works for children. In 2007 he won the Hans Christian Andersen Award for best Italian illustrator for children. Other books for Holiday House include The Kindhearted Crocodile by Lucia Panzieri and No Honking Allowed! by Stephanie Calemenson.


Praise For I Like My Bike (I Like to Read)

"A mixed-media landscape reflects movement from road to road. Pencil, watercolors, and ink enhance digital scenes that flow from one driver to the next, while cartoon representatives of both flora and fauna drive their favorite vehicles. A simple repetitive refrain, “I like my…,” reinforces the text, while images allow readers to search for details, like finding the bike rider and other recognizable characters who meet at a parkside birthday party. . . . A suggested general purchase for guided reading, the visual variety of images urges readers to infer changes in text." —School Library Journal