Bikes for Sale (Story Books for Kids, Books about Friendship, Preschool Picture Books) (Hardcover)

By Carter Higgins, Zachariah OHora (Illustrator)

Chronicle Books, 9781452159324, 40pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2019

List Price: 16.99*
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Maurice rides his bike to his shop every day. Lotta rides her bike to collect sticks every day. Both go about their separate routines, unaware of the friendship that awaits them just a few blocks away. But what happens when a branch and a lemon peel get in the way? This delightful falling-in-like story from acclaimed picture book creators Carter Higgins and Zachariah OHora celebrates the power of coincidence to lead us to the friends we're meant to meet all along.

About the Author

Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian and the author of Everything You Need for a Treehouse and This Is Not a Valentine. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Zachariah OHora is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Wolfie the Bunny, among many other beloved books for kids. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania.

Praise For Bikes for Sale (Story Books for Kids, Books about Friendship, Preschool Picture Books)

"A fun, clever book about two bike-loving animals who take different paths to work every day... Carter Higgins' writing is spot on, and Zachariah OHora's bold and colorful illustrations are fun and inviting." —Book Riot

"[This] gentle story celebrates the ways in which serendipity can lead to friendship and sharing." - Booklist

"This quirky anticonsumerist fable imagines a town in which uses can be found for the things most people abandon, small enterprises flourish, and communal kindness makes life rich." —Publishers Weekly

"Maurice and Lotta's tale keeps the reader guessing, and the meet-cute ending is satisfying. OHora's art is as fresh and funny as ever." - The Little Crooked Cottage

"A sweet, quiet, different take on new-friendship." -—Kirkus Reviews