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Vera Rides a Bike by Vera Rosenberry
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Vera Rides a Bike

by Vera Rosenberry

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When Veras tricycle breaks, her father fixes her sisters bike and Vera learns to ride a two wheeler. When a boy dares her to ride her bike by herself, she gets on her bike and rides...until it was time to stop, then she falls and no one was there to help her. But her bruises and cuts gave her pride and self-confidence to continue learning to ride a bike.

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  indiabessette | Mar 9, 2014 |
This book beautifully captures the emotions, thrills, and frustrations of learning to ride a bike. The writer adds lots of beautiful small details that make the story come alive and feel so human and true. I love the description of her legs and arms being so tired from riding that she can't work them properly. I love when books capture a child's emotions and experiences so perfectly, and it is rare to find! ( )
  BrittaSorensen | Dec 4, 2013 |
After Vera loses her bike in the park, she is given her sister’s old bike. Learning to ride a new bike can be a challenging thing, but learning how to stop can be an even bigger, like for Vera, but courage eventually wins out. Book Review
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  spiritamc | Feb 8, 2013 |
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Vera carefully strapped the helmet on. Father held the bike and she mounted the seat. Her feet fit the pedals perfectly. Vera felt very big.

Spunky Vera is back and riding a bike in a winning new adventure

Vera loves her shiny red tricycle, even if she is a little too big for it. When it gets stolen one day at the park, Vera is heartbroken, until she inherits her sister Elaine's old green bicycle, which Father paints purple-Vera's favorite color. As long as someone is around to help Vera start and stop, she's set to go. But what happens when Vera suddenly finds she's riding on her own? Will she be brave enough to use the brakes?

Once again, Vera Rosenberry offers a reassuring story about an exciting childhood experience-all through the lens of one indomitable heroine.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:06:34 -0400)

Vera is riding her new bicycle in the school yard, when she discovers there's no one there to help her brake to stop herself.

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