A Bike Like Sergio's (A Junior Library Guild Selection)

4.17 avg rating
( 458 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780763666491: A Bike Like Sergio's (A Junior Library Guild Selection)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone’s lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing.

Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben’s mom sends him to Sonny’s corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn’t have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone’s purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it’s not one dollar or even five or ten—it’s a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio’s! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money? Presenting a relatable story told with subtlety and heart, the creative team behind Those Shoes pairs up again for a satisfying new picture book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Maribeth Boelts is the author of numerous books for children, including Those Shoes, a previous collaboration with artist Noah Z. Jones, and Happy Like Soccer, illustrated by Lauren Castillo. She lives with her family in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Noah Z. Jones is the illustrator of Those Shoes by Maribeth Boelts as well as Not Norman: A Goldfish Story by Kelly Bennett, The Monster in the Backpack by Lisa Moser, and Welcome to the Bed and Biscuit by Joan Carris. He lives in Glendale, California.

Review:

2017 Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title

"Boelts lays out Ruben's ethical dilemma and emotional turmoil without preaching, and his struggle and journey toward the moral choice--which includes an interlude in which he believes he has lost the money--is both dramatic and genuine. Jones's mixed-media illustrations capture the scuffed-up feel of Ruben's urban neighborhood, as well as the sweet earnestness of the bespectacled hero and his multiracial family." Starred Review: Publisher's Weekly

This tale of temptation, ethics, guilt, and family love is firmly grounded in the economic realities of today, as was the earlier collaboration between Boelts and Jones, Those Shoes (rev. 11/07)...The resolution is realistic for a kid with a loving, supportive fam- ily, and it leaves plenty of room for talking about what is most important in life from an authentically childlike perspective.
—Horn Book

Continuing from their acclaimed Those Shoes (2007), Boelts and Jones entwine conversations on money, motives, and morality...Embedded in this heartwarming story of doing the right thing is a deft examination of the pressures of income inequality on children.
—Kirkus Reviews

Maribeth Boelts captures the agony of a moral dilemma in “A Bike Like Sergio’s” (Candlewick, 40 pages, $15.99), a picture book for 5- to 8-year-olds. To Ruben, it seems that every other kid has a bicycle. “Ask your parents again,” says his affluent friend Sergio. “Your birthday’s coming.” True, but, as Ruben says, “Sergio forgets there’s a difference between his birthday and mine.” Later, when Ruben sees a dollar bill flutter from a woman’s purse, he picks it up. “I don’t chase her,” he tells us; “it’s just a dollar.” Except that it isn’t: It’s a $100 bill, and now Ruben can have the bike he wants. Or can he? And should he? In this rewarding tale, Noah Z. Jones’s expressive, naïve illustrations reinforce the sincerity of a boy’s valiant struggle with temptation. -The Wall Street Journal

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

BOELTS, MARIBETH
Published by Penguin Random House
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Random House. Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 0763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.93
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Boelts, Maribeth
Published by Candlewick Press (MA) 10/4/2016 (2016)
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 5
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press (MA) 10/4/2016, 2016. Hardback or Cased Book. Condition: New. A Bike Like Sergio's. Book. Seller Inventory # BBS-9780763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Boelts, Maribeth/ Jones, Noah Z. (ILT)
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 3
Seller:
VNHM SHOP
(Pompano Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone’s lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing.Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben’s mom sends him to Sonny’s corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn’t have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone’s purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it’s not one dollar or even five or ten—it’s a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio’s! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money? Presenting a relatable story told with subtlety and heart, the creative team behind Those Shoes pairs up again for a satisfying new picture book. Seller Inventory # 5399438

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Boelts, Maribeth
Published by Candlewick (2016)
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Murray Media
(NORTH MIAMI BEACH, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick, 2016. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # 0763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.28
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Boelts Maribeth, Jones Noah Z.
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone's lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing. Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben's mom sends him to Sonny's corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn't have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone's purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it's not one dollar or even five or ten--it's a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio's! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money? Presenting a relatable story told with subtlety and heart, the creative team behind Those Shoes pairs up again for a satisfying new picture book. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.33
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Boelts Maribeth, Jones Noah Z.
Published by Candlewick Press,U.S., United States (2016)
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick Press,U.S., United States, 2016. Hardback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone's lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing. Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows that the kinds of birthday gifts he and Sergio receive are not the same. After all, when Ruben's mom sends him to Sonny's corner store for groceries, sometimes she doesn't have enough money for everything on the list. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone's purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it's not one dollar or even five or ten--it's a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio's! But what about the crossed-off groceries? And what about the woman who lost her money? Presenting a relatable story told with subtlety and heart, the creative team behind Those Shoes pairs up again for a satisfying new picture book. Seller Inventory # ABZ9780763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.59
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Boelts, Maribeth
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Mediaoutlet12345
(Springfield, VA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0763666491 *BRAND NEW* Ships Same Day or Next!. Seller Inventory # SWATI2132095962

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 11.68
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Maribeth Boelts
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Hardcover. Condition: New. Hardcover. Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone's lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing. Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Serg.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 40 pages. 0.500. Seller Inventory # 9780763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 16.26
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Maribeth Boelts
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Condition: New. Noah Z. Jones (illustrator). 40 pages. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Hardcover. Seller Inventory # 9780763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.30
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Boelts, Maribeth
Published by Candlewick
ISBN 10: 0763666491 ISBN 13: 9780763666491
New Hardcover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
PNW Bookseller, Inc.
(Boise, ID, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Candlewick. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0763666491. Seller Inventory # 9780763666491

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.86
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book