Thursday, July 19, 2018

"Ready to Ride" - a bookwrap

Got a little one that is learning to ride independently?  Well this imaginative book will be well received.  A quirky, fun read to enjoy!


"Ready to Ride"

Authored and illustrated by Sébastien Pelon
Translated by Vanessa Miéville

 * Ages:  4 - 7
* Grade Level:  PS-2
* Publisher: words and pictures; Translation edition (June 19, 2018)
* Language: English 

Unwrapping some fun illustrations for you

About the book 

A little boy is very bored.   The weather is dull and that makes him want to stay inside.  He's done some playing, reading, colouring, drawing, and sticking.  He's run out of ideas to keep himself busy.  His mom gives him a suggestion:

"Go and play outside, sweetheart.
But be careful - and don't go too far!"  

The little boy takes his mom's advice and out he goes. Once outdoors he discovers that the street is empty... but is it really?  In the distance he notices a funny shape getting closer and closer.  He soon realizes that it is a huge ball of fur wearing a pink hat and it glides right past him riding a teeny-tiny bike.

Curiousity overtakes the little guy and he hops on his bike and follows after this weird stranger wanting to find out more about him.  

Luckily the odd creature is a friendly, caring stranger who after eating the little boys training wheels (yes you heard me right, he did swallow them up)... takes it upon himself to guide, support and finally see the little boy accomplish the awesome task of riding a two-wheeler all on his own just like the big boys.  

This book is about friendship and the joy and celebration of learning to ride a two-wheeler independently.   This is a fun, imaginative book that kids will love I'm sure.  A side-note is that it is a teaching moment to talk about riding off all on your own and following strangers that you don't know.  This day and age that can pose a huge safety factor and needs to be addressed after the book is read.  

Storywraps Rating - 5 HUGS!!!!!

Introducing the author/ illustrator


 Sébastien Pelon lives and works in Paris. He graduated from the l’École Supérieure des Arts-Appliqués Duperré and worked for several years at Père Castor Flammarion. Today, he is a freelance graphic artist and illustrator. He has illustrated numerous books, classic tales, covers and series.

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