- Age Range: 3 - 5 years
- Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
- Lexile Measure: 500 (What's this?)
- Hardcover: 40 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (April 2, 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1452159327
- ISBN-13: 978-1452159324
- Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 0.6 x 11.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Customer Reviews:
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,121 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $1.95 shipping
+ Free Shipping
Bikes for Sale (Story Books for Kids, Books about Friendship, Preschool Picture Books) Hardcover – April 2, 2019
|New from||Used from|
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. Read it now
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Customers who bought this item also bought these eBooks
Customers who viewed this item also viewed these digital items
From the Publisher
New friends ride in right when you need them
This delightful falling-in-like story from acclaimed picture book creators Carter Higgins and Zachariah OHora celebrates the power of coincidence to lead us to the friends we're meant to meet all along.
Maurice rides his bike to his shop every day. Lotta rides her bike to collect sticks every day. Both go about their separate routines. But what happens when a branch and a lemon peel get in the way?
About the author
Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian and the author of Everything You Need for a Treehouse and This Is Not a Valentine. She lives in Los Angeles, California.
From author Carter Higgins
'I hope this story inspires a new look around your neighborhood. Who is just around the corner and might become a friend? What could happen if just this once, you do something out of the ordinary? Isn't it magical what a bike can do? A bunch of gears, a way to go.
Stories are everywhere.
Friends are too. And it doesn't take much for new friends to become old.
Do you need one? Will you be one?'
About the illustrator
Zachariah OHora is the illustrator of the New York Times bestseller Wolfie the Bunny, among many other beloved books for kids. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania.
From School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-Higgins's latest offering is a fun story of two bicycle enthusiasts who accidentally meet and develop a friendship. Maurice owns a lemonade stand on wheels, while Lotta rides around collecting sticks to distribute from the basket on her bike. When the two crash and are left to manage on foot, a crafty Sid intervenes and saves the day. The narrative is lyrical and charming, with "squeezy drops of sunshine" lemons and heartfelt adoration for the possibility found in twigs. OHora's acrylic illustrations are quirky, and the characters' expressions are endearing. The page layouts shift from full page to comic book-style panels, which in some cases could lead to a little confusion for newly independent readers and may make the title better as a one-on-one read rather than a larger group share for storytime. However, the tale's message, that sometimes things that were once new can quickly become familiar and comfortable, particularly when making friends, is solid encouragement for young readers. VERDICT A sweet story of friendship, full of musings about potential that can be inspiring to imaginative minds. This is a good read for those in search of some whimsy and warmth.-Kaitlin Malixi, Kensington Health Sciences Academy, Philadelphiaα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
"A fun, clever book about two bike-loving animals who take different paths to work every day... Carter Higgins' writing is spot on, and Zachariah OHora's bold and colorful illustrations are fun and inviting." —Book Riot
"[This] gentle story celebrates the ways in which serendipity can lead to friendship and sharing." - Booklist
"This quirky anticonsumerist fable imagines a town in which uses can be found for the things most people abandon, small enterprises flourish, and communal kindness makes life rich." —Publishers Weekly
"Maurice and Lotta's tale keeps the reader guessing, and the meet-cute ending is satisfying. OHora's art is as fresh and funny as ever." - The Little Crooked Cottage
"A sweet, quiet, different take on new-friendship." -—Kirkus Reviews