What if you could grow a bicycle? Timka and Dasha could, and did in their backyard garden. Soon they discovered the bicycle did not behave; it grew and grew, all the way to the sky. So what did this brother and sister do? They kept planting. Full color illustrations / picture book 18mos to 5 yrs
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Walter Williams is an author/illustrator who lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two children. The Bicycle Garden is his first book.Review:
Clarion/ForeWord Review ★★★★☆
Author and illustrator Walter Williams has filled The Bicycle Garden with unusual illustrations. Boldly colored, these impressive colored-pencil drawings carry something of a folk-art feel. A delightful simplicity and naïveté give Williams's illustrations a unique, magical quality. The writing has a mystical tone and is straightforward and entrancing. Williams's appealing illustrations and suspenseful story will entertain many different age groups from preschoolers to early readers.
Kirkus ReviewThe author's colored-pencil illustrations are the book's standout feature, with vibrant primary hues and simplified, exuberant figures that seem influenced by Henri Matisse's work. Each illustration clearly supports its corresponding page of text--no more than one sentence per page--and takes liberties with space, perspective and form in a way that children may find delightfully silly and adults, appealingly modernist. A charming picture book, full of visual appeal, which may become a family favorite.
Midwest Book Review
The Bicycle Garden is a children's picturebook about limitless possibilities. What if you could grow a bicycle, in your very own garden? Timka and Dasha set out to do just that, but run into one obstacle after another - the sprouting bicycles grow too fast, or too high! Can they grow bicycles that will suit each of them just right? The semi-abstract, crayon-style illustrations lend the impression of a child's wonder, in this delightfully absurd story, ideal for young people who are just beginning to read on their own.
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Book Description Fernwood & Hedges Books, 2013. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 42 pages. 8.50x0.10x8.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0615720927