BIKE by Ron Crawford

BIKE

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Age Range: 3 - 7
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 Told almost entirely in bold cartoons rendered in broad, energetic black lines with bright added color, a story for the newest readers. ``Bike'' is the blond protagonist's idÇe fixe: it's her message to Santa; the subject of her dreams and her art (``Mom?'' she asks, proffering her drawing); and what she spies in Dad's paper (Dad?''). At dinner, she says, ``Red bike?''; at bedtime, ``Big bike!'' The monosyllabic utterances recall Chris Raschka's Yo! Yes? (p. 153); and while this tale of a yearning that's duly satisfied on Christmas morning doesn't equal that book's psychological subtlety or its graphic distinction, Crawford conveys a great deal with few pictures and even fewer words, all of them visually defined. Kids are sure to enjoy reading both and making the connections. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: Sept. 23rd, 1993
ISBN: 0-671-87002-5
Page count: 44pp
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1st, 1993




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