A family takes a bicycle trip and experiences the sights, sounds, and smells of town, country, and seashore.
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Kindergarten-Grade 2-- From the first sentence, ``Today's the day!,'' readers are drawn into the joy of a family outing that takes them on a pleasant, leisurely bike trip into town and back home again. The story never lags and the ending, too, is exuberant. This set of parents and their two young children not only know how to have fun, but also how to do it safely. Masterfully slipped into the smooth text are tips for making such an excursion successful (wearing helmets, traveling with the traffic in single file, walking the bikes across busy intersections, etc.). The realistic watercolor illustrations span double pages and include just enough softly hued detail to add interest and present information for a picture-book lesson in safety. The warmth of a family enjoying one another's company is certain to give feelings of satisfaction and well being from beginning to end. Add this to the Berenstains' The Bike Lesson (Random, 1987) to round out the subject for the youngest of audiences. --Mary Lou Budd, Milford South Elementary School, OH
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Josh, who looks about eight, recounts a pleasant family outing incorporating safe biking practices (e.g., riding on the right, ``single file, and not too close together, in case we have to stop suddenly''). Sights along the way and a small-town street fair at the destination make this seem like a story, but LC has it right: 796.6. Sunny, evocative watercolors of the Connecticut countryside make this unusually appealing, though Maestro's people are less adroitly rendered. Safety rules are summarized more explicitly on the last page. Useful and attractive. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 5-9) -- Copyright ©1992, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.
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Book Description Harpercollins, 1992. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX006022732X