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Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (The Adventures…

Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #8) (edition 1994)

by Debbie Dadey, Marcia T. Jones, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)

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When the Bailey School kids find an old bottle and open its stopper their wishes start to come true, and they wonder if the new man in town might just be a genie.
Title:Genies Don't Ride Bicycles (The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids, #8)
Authors:Debbie Dadey
Other authors:Marcia T. Jones, John Steven Gurney (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (1994), Paperback, 80 pages
Collections:Your library
Tags:(student), Fares

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Genies Don't Ride Bicycles by Debbie Dadey


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The message in Genies Don't Ride Bicycles is to be careful for what you wish for, and instead of just making wishes- go out and do something about what you want. In my opinion this is a pretty good book. One reason I liked this book is the plot is suspenseful, and has a clear problem and solution. The book starts with four kids opening a bottle with a genie in it, and they end up making wishes that are good for a little bit but in the end cause tremendous problems. As the story goes on the problems add up until they decide their solution to all their problems will be to ask the Genie to make everything the way it was in the beginning. A second reason I like this book is the characters are very believable and readers can relate to the characters. For example, when Eddie's friends are asking him is he has a crush on Carey, Eddie says "Just because I was nice to her doesn't mean I like her" and his face turned red. This is a similar reaction that elementary school boys would have. The kids also wish for things like pizza and chocolate for lunch which is something childlike and relatable. Finally, I think this book pushes readers to think about making wishes. Most people think after they make wishes that come true that everything will be perfect, but at the end of this book the reader sees how awful their wishes turned out to be. I think it teaches the reader to be careful what you wish for. ( )
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Debbie Dadeyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Jones, Marcia Thorntonmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gurney, John StevenIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grégoire, VincentTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Landry, Jean-GuyTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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