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The Girl and the Bicycle Hardcover – Picture Book, April 29, 2014
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"It's not easy to celebrate simple virtues in an age of irony, but Pett succeeds.", Publishers Weekly
"Pett is a refreshing presence in children's literature . . . [The Girl and the Bicycle] resonate[s] with a warmth and sincerity that is real and rewarding." -- Julie Danielson, Kirkus Reviews
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1442483199
- ISBN-13 : 978-1442483194
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers (April 29, 2014)
- Dimensions : 11 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Reading level : Baby and up
- Item Weight : 13.6 ounces
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #444,007 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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When looking for books about sharing, generosity, and selfishness, I came across The Girl and the Bicycle on a list, got it from the library, and fell in love with it immediately! Pett tells the story of a girl who wants to buy a new bike. She takes initiative to search for odd jobs around her neighborhood so that she can earn and save money (yet another fabulous talking point), but meets great disappointment when she finally has enough money to buy it. The generosity that she both gives and receives in the end is truly heart-warming and has inspired my girls' relationships with each other.
And now the illustrations... Pett's illustrations here are extremely simple. I love this just as much as our wordless books that are full of details! This lack of detail allows the story to unfold smoothly, to be interpreted easily, and to help all readers connect with the characters. Since my girls' attention has been mainly on the characters, not on the scenery, we’ve had wonderful conversations about reading facial expressions and body language.
But, this doesn't mean there isn't more to see with each reading! In fact, every time my girls and I read this, they notice things I haven't noticed before (such as the tricycle in the corner of the very first illustration or the fact that the little brother and the cat appear to be playing hide-and-seek on one page)!
Also, one of my favorite picture books to use for specific social-emotional learning lessons with my third graders was also written by Pett -- The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. It’s definitely worth a read with elementary-aged children. My third graders always loved it, and my 3.5- and almost-6-year-olds both love it, too!
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There are not a lot of books without words that are good. See also these GOOD books:
3-book series: Journey
a few separate books with overlapping characters: The Adventures of Polo: A Picture Book
a little fox steals a stuffed animal from a girl, but they are friends at the end: Little Fox in the Forest
Very sweet wordless book about the gift of giving. Pett is a great illustrator and I got choked up many times reading this, and NO,not because I was eating too much toffee, it was because it's emotional. And warm and kind like a grapefruit that's been left in the sun.
It will play your heart strings to play a nice sound.