The Girl and the Bicycle

Picture Books | April 29, 2014

byMark PettIllustratorMark Pett

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From the creator of The Boy and the Airplane, a touching wordless picture book about a little girl, a shiny bicycle, and the meaning of persistence—with an unexpected payoff.

A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short, she knocks on the doors of her neighbors, hoping to do their yardwork. They all turn her away except for a kindly old woman.

The woman and the girl work through the seasons, side by side. They form a tender friendship. When the weather warms, the girl finally has enough money for the bicycle. She runs back to the store, but the bicycle is gone! What happens next shows the reward of hard work and the true meaning of generosity.

Wordless, timeless, and classic, The Girl and the Bicycle carries a message of selflessness and sweet surprises and makes an ideal gift for graduations and other special occasions.

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From the creator of The Boy and the Airplane, a touching wordless picture book about a little girl, a shiny bicycle, and the meaning of persistence—with an unexpected payoff.A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short, she knoc...

Format:Picture BooksDimensions:40 pages, 8.5 × 11 × 0.5 inPublished:April 29, 2014Publisher:Simon & Schuster Books for Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1442483199

ISBN - 13:9781442483194

Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from good moral story hand drawn illustrations about a girl (with young brother in tow), who sees a green bicycle that she really wants. She works hard over time to earn enough to purchase it. But there's a twist at the end. This is a wordless book. I can't wait to hear my 4 yr old grand daughter read it to me.
Date published: 2015-01-17

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"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."