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Herbert Binns and the Flying Tricycle

by Caroline Castle

Other authors: Peter Weevers (Illustrator)

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Pint-sized Herbert Binns - small even by murine standards - may not have been very big, but he was one of the cleverest creatures in the entire town of Field Edge, a talented musician and gymnast, and an inventor extraordinaire. When his three jealous enemies - an old rabbit named McTabbity, a greedy rat named Zip, and a mean weasel named Measly - hear that he will be modeling his latest gadget (a flying tricycle!) they plot to sabotage his experiment, and humiliate him in front of the entire community. Will their theft of an important component of Herbert's trike ground the intrepid mouse? Or will be rise (one might say, "fly") to the occasion...?

First published in 1986, and long out-of-print, Herbert Binns and the Flying Tricycle is the kind of book I might never have stumbled across, had a friend not given it a glowing review (thanks, Chandra!). As it happens, I have enjoyed another of author Caroline Castle and illustrator Peter Weevers' picture-books - the Aesopic The Hare and the Tortoise - and thought I might enjoy this as well. The story itself is very engaging, and will please young readers who like animal adventure tales, while the watercolor artwork has the sort of old-fashioned appeal that reminds me of the work of illustrators like E.H. Shepard. All in all, a lovely title - one that deserves to be better known! ( )
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Herbert Binns is such a clever mouse that some of the other animals are jealous of his talents and plot to sabotage his new invention, a flying tricycle.

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Herbert Binns is such a clever mouse that some of the other animals are jealous of his talents and plot to sabotage his new invention, a flying tricycle.

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