Watch out! Here comes Molly!
Molly is big enough and smart enough to ride a bike now - and
she loves it! Trouble is, Molly can't seem to stop running into
things. She keeps her eye on the objects in her path - like poles
and people - but for some reason she still hits them. Luckily,
she bumps into a driving instructor one day, and he gives Molly
some useful advice.
Using warmly colored and expressive illustrations, Eva Eriksson
once again gives readers an adorable little girl to cheer for as
she takes a crash course in bike riding.
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Eva Eriksson is one of Sweden's most beloved creators of
books for children. She has written and/or illustrated many
books, including Molly Goes Shopping.
Starred Review. PreSchool-Grade 2–This book is laugh-out-loud funny. Having just learned to ride a bike, Molly, a pig, heads to the park with her Grandma, a dog. As they peddle along, Grandma warns, "â Watch out for the pole!'" Molly does–and she rides right into it. "Luckily, Molly only hurt herself in the place where she already has a Band-Aid." They move on, with Grandma cautioning about a figure strolling down the path, "â Now, don't hit the driving instructor.'" And then? "Crash!" The good-natured fellow explains that if you look at something else too long instead of looking straight ahead, you might turn in that direction. Molly then practices riding between Grandma and him. There is great interplay between art and text. Mean kids are introduced in the pictures and shown laughing at Molly when she falls off her bike. In the park, they taunt her, but she manages to give them a scare. The budding romance between Grandma and the instructor is another understated element fostered through the illustrations. The soft, colored-pencil drawings add warmth and intimacy to the tale. Molly stands out sweetly against the sunny green park in her blue jumper and pumpkin-shell helmet, while Grandma is a visual complement in a blue-and-white polka-dot dress and red bandana. The book imparts a specific lesson on bike riding but with such sly wit that it could be read as a metaphor for life in general.– Martha Topol, Traverse Area District Library, Traverse City, MI
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Book Description R & S Books, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P119129661560
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