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.
"The girl’s industriousness and ingenuity paint an appealing portrait of her so that, when things at first seem to end in disappointment but are then restored through simple acts of generosity and affection, children will be riding right along with her. Pett’s wordless, full-page illustrations and the old-timey flavor of his style and palette make the tale all the more poignant." -- Jesse Karp, Booklist
|Recommended Age||4 - 8|
|Publication Date||Apr 29, 2014|
|Publisher||Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers|