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Duck on a Bike Hardcover – Picture Book, April 1, 2002
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Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.
- Publisher : Blue Sky Press; First Edition (April 1, 2002)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 40 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0439050235
- ISBN-13 : 978-0439050234
- Reading age : 4 - 8 years
- Lexile measure : AD440L
- Grade level : Preschool - 3
- Item Weight : 15 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.92 x 0.38 x 11.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #88,081 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The book is basically this: Duck learns how to ride a bike and goes on a ride around the farm. Each farm animal makes a comment as duck rides by on the bike. The animal's comments range from cautions (watch where you are going) to some that sound mocking (show-off, not as fast as me) to more positive (wishing they could ride too), to silly (wanting to eat a bike). Spoiler: then all the animals go bike riding together.
The trouble is, all the comments when read together with the images, somehow leaves a more negative impact than a fun or positive impact... and none of us (besides the two year old) enjoys reading the book.
Also, three things bother me in the book. First, the animals "steal" bikes... the animals return them at the end of the book, but clearly the animals did not have permission to take or use them. I know that animals cannot ask permission, but this book is being read to small children. Children's books need to teach right from wrong, what is and is not appropriate behavior, etc. Second, the goat eats a bike's basket, but then the book claims no one would noticed the animals used the bikes - what child would not notice the missing or damaged basket?! Lastly, I don't want my son to stand on the seat and ride a bike with one foot in the air... yet this is one of the "fun" things duck does on the bike. Now if you have a lot of open space and are riding on soft dirt or grass and have older kids with great balance, maybe trying out that trick is a fun thing to do, but WE do not have a yard, live on pavement, next to busy highway, with a very young child... basically trying out that trick where we live will probably end in your death. This book is for very young kids, not older kids, so it should show things appropriate to that age group.
Overall, this book is cute, but did not come off as positive as it should have and just did not meet the content quality we expect in books with 5-star reviews. I really like the idea of the story but it needed some improvements.