The Girl and the Bicycle

The Girl and the Bicycle

Book - 2014 | First edition.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, [2014]
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781442483194
Branch Call Number: JP Pett
Characteristics: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm


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Rebecca_Kohn Feb 11, 2018

A wonderful book for understanding visual literacy and narrative. Mark Pett accomplishes so much with a subdued palette and a gentle story. Many interesting details to enjoy in this wordless story book.

Aug 15, 2017

Modern classic.
A good conservation piece for parents & children on delayed gratification, hard work & kindness.

Mar 06, 2016

Great book for developing language and discussion for ELL students or young non-readers or to just develop story and writing ideas and dialogue.

JCLCatherineG Feb 28, 2015

This is such a wonderful wordless book. It's a great opportunity to talk to your child about working hard for something and doing nice things for others.

Sep 05, 2014

Heartwarming. Break out the tissues! This book is one of my favorites this year.

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