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Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen (edition 2006)

by Cari Best, Christine Davenier (Illustrator), Cari Best (Author)

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Title:Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen
Authors:Cari Best
Other authors:Christine Davenier (Illustrator), Cari Best (Author)
Info:Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (2006), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 32 pages
Collections:Realistic fiction, Picture Books
Tags:bike, fixing

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Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best



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Sally loved riding bikes; she even started riding when she was just two years old. As she gets older, she seems to outgrow her old bikes. However, the problem is that she didn't have enough money to buy a new one. She worked in Mr. Mettle's yard and even created her own bicycle shop, however, she still did not have enough. Sally then came up with the idea to make a bike from recycled parts. At first, things were not successful. By working day after day to put her bike together, it finally came together. She name her new bike "lightning" and got to ride it all around town. Sometimes we don't need money after all. ( )
  Sierra.Coupel | Nov 20, 2016 |
The very first thing that interested me to read this book was the cover of the book itself which clearly illustrated a red headed girl with her bike. Now as for the book itself it was the patterns of how the book progressed that got me more engrossed in the story the use of language on each page, the illustration/pictures used on each page as well. Overall this book showed some great memories, captured the joy of this main character all while being a children’s book. ( )
  MrChowder20 | Feb 23, 2016 |
All her life, Sally Jean has watched big kids on their bicycles and waited impatiently to be as big and as good as they are. When she finally outgrows her training wheels and gets her first big-kid bike, she and Flash (the bike) travel around the neighborhood, doing tricks and making new friends. Soon, though, Sally Jean grows too big to ride Rocket anymore, and begins the search for another bike. Rhyming songs that Sally sings while riding make this a fun read-along, and vivid, painterly illustrations by Cari Best capture visual attention. Suitable for ages 4-8. Recommended purchase. ( )
  mossing | Nov 30, 2011 |
I liked this book. It was interesting seeing Sally Jean's age/size progression, and I liked how she recycled items rather than demanding new...she made do with what she had! ( )
  webbreads | Nov 3, 2007 |
It took me three sittings to get through this picture book, so, not that it's bad, I just don't like it all that much. ( )
  adge73 | Jun 26, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0374363862, Hardcover)

I can pop a wheelie, I can touch the sky,
I can pedal backwards, I can really fly!

Sally Jean was born to ride. And her bicycle, Flash, is just about her best friend. But one day something terrible – and wonderful – happens. Sally Jean grows. Suddenly she finds herself too big
for Flash. What’s a Bicycle Queen to do? Finally, by collecting old bicycle parts to make a new bike – and giving Flash to a young friend who longs for a bigger bike of his own – she rides

With exuberant art that’s just the right match for Sally Jean’s new found freedom, this joyous text celebrates growing up, learning new skills, and giving back to the community.

Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:21:53 -0400)

When Sally Jean outgrows her beloved bicycle, Flash, she experiments with various ideas for acquiring a new, bigger one.

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