Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle (Hardcover)

By Chris Raschka, Chris Raschka (Illustrator)
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Description


" Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment," raves "School Library Journal" in a starred review.
Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for "A Ball for Daisy." In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process--from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it "feels" like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle.

About the Author


Chris Raschka, writer, illustrator and trained violist is one of the country's top children's book talents. His Yo! Yes? was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993 while his Hello Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2005 . This is Chris's first picture book for Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Chris Raschka, writer, illustrator and trained violist is one of the country's top children's book talents. His Yo! Yes? was a Caldecott Honor Book in 1993 while his Hello Goodbye Window won the Caldecott Medal in 2005 . This is Chris's first picture book for Houghton Mifflin Books for Children.

Praise For…


Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013:
"Deceptively simple and perfectly paced for read-alouds, this latest from the two-time Caldecott medalist captures a child’s everyday experience with gentle, joyful sensitivity."

Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2013:
“Adults will close the book with a lump in their throats, children with a firm sense of purpose.”

Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013:
“A wry, respectful ode to a rite of passage that’s both commonplace and marvelous. This is one fun ride!”

Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2013:
“The artist’s marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment.”

Product Details
ISBN: 9780375870071
ISBN-10: 0375870075
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: April 9th, 2013
Pages: 32
Language: English