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Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle

by Chris Raschka

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Summary: This book starts with a dad asking his son if he wants to learn how to ride a bike. The first step is to choose the right type of bike. Next, watch other people who already learned how to ride bikes ride around in the park. When the boy is ready, its his turn to get on the bike with training wheels. The training wheels slowly come up after a while, until they finally come off. There are different places to ride such as in the grass and down a hill. But going down the hill, the boy fell off his bike. His dad got him back on and gave him a push and finally he was doing it and then he fell off again. The boy gets sad when he falls but his dad tells him that he can't give up, he needs to keep trying until he gets it! With more practice, the boy will be able to ride a bike!

Argument: This book would be a great tool to use to help a child who is having trouble gaining the courage to keep trying riding a bike. The main message I got out of this book is that when learning to ride a bike, you are going to fall and fail but with determination and persistence, you can learn how to ride a bike. It shows that everyone falls when riding a bike but not to let that discourage you! I like the illustrations used and how the book only has a few words and mostly pictures. I think children who struggle with bike riding would really be able to connect to this book. ( )
  csteve13 | Oct 26, 2014 |
This book is a cute and fun story about learning how to ride a bicycle. Everyone can do it, even though you might have to practice a lot. This book has a lot of fun and colorful illustrations. I would recommend this book for reading levels k-2nd grade, as well as for any child learning how to ride a bike. ( )
  SimoneAlexis | Sep 29, 2014 |
sweet and simple ... ( )
  melodyreads | Aug 7, 2014 |
A great tale of perseverance and triumph as Chris Raschka goes through the steps of learning to ride a bicycle. It's a book you'll never forget - just like riding a bike! ( )
  lbblackwell | Jul 30, 2014 |
A sweet picture book detailing the steps to learning how to ride a bicycle. It shows the difficulty of the process, and the majority of the book presents the challenges one may encounter. However, the protagonist does not give up and eventually learns how to ride her bike, demonstrating the great trait of determination and the benefit it has on a learning process. ( )
  jcarroll12 | Jul 1, 2014 |
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Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process—from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle! 

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A father teaches his daughter all about bicycle riding, from selecting the right bike to trying again after a fall.

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