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The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke
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The Patchwork Bike (edition 2018)

by Maxine Beneba Clarke (Author), Van Thanh Rudd (Illustrator)

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"When you live at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe Mum is using it, maybe not), a bent bucket seat, and bashed tin-can handles. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpetty bump over the sand hills, past your fed-up mum, and right through your mud-for-walls home."--Back cover.… (more)
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Title:The Patchwork Bike
Authors:Maxine Beneba Clarke (Author)
Other authors:Van Thanh Rudd (Illustrator)
Info:Candlewick (2018), Edition: Illustrated, 40 pages
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The Patchwork Bike by Maxine Beneba Clarke

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I love the illustrative style of Van Thanh Rudd. I like to paint on cardboard so I love that it was an important part of the book, and made complete sense for the entirety and integrity of the narrative. The text has an interesting flow and provides simple yet joyful explanations for their community, and cycling. ( )
  EMiMIB | Aug 4, 2019 |
A young girl extols the virtues of the shared bike she and her siblings built out of discarded materials. The rhythmic words combined with the images painted on cardboard to emphasize the recycling aspect of this book make it a must read. ( )
  lisaladdvt | Jun 30, 2019 |
Acrylic paint on recycled cardboard creates a strikingly different look that sets this book apart. A young black girl and her two brothers take joy in their patchwork bike, zooming through the village and their home.

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See also: Julian is a Mermaid by Jessica Love, This Is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe, Home by Carson Ellis ( )
  JennyArch | Jun 26, 2019 |
even poor kids can have fun, with their made up, put together with scraps bicycle. ( )
  melodyreads | Oct 29, 2018 |
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"When you live at the edge of the no-go desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe Mum is using it, maybe not), a bent bucket seat, and bashed tin-can handles. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpetty bump over the sand hills, past your fed-up mum, and right through your mud-for-walls home."--Back cover.

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