Two Wheels (Hardcover)

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By David Gibb, Brizida Magro (Illustrator)
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When you’re the youngest child in a bike-loving family, two wheels are the prize in this jaunty story with special appeal for kids just learning to ride a bike.

Tricycles have three wheels and training bikes have four, but what this little boy wants most of all is a bike with two wheels! Dad has one for any occasion, and he knows just how to get his son ready. With practice, patience, and more than a little courage, the dream of a family who rides together—everyone on two wheels!—might just come true. David Gibb’s warmhearted text and Brizida Magro’s fresh, whimsical illustrations capture the magic moment when kids first tame two wobbly wheels and pedal off on their own.

About the Author

David Gibb is a musician and the author of Two Many Bubbles, illustrated by Dan Taylor. Two Wheels is based on his childhood experience of being taught to ride a bike by his dad. He lives in England with his partner and son.

Brizida Magro is an artist and the illustrator of Saturday at the Food Pantry by Diane O’Neill, which was named a Chicago Public Library Best Picture Book, and Let Me Call You Sweetheart by Mary Lee Donovan. Originally from Portugal, Brizida Magro now lives in Colorado with her partner and their cats.

Praise For…

This straightforward, at times humorous narrative deftly captures a young child’s viewpoint, brought to life by gorgeously textured, collagelike images. This is an engaging and relatable look at how skills are acquired through practice; laudably, Gibb makes clear that learning to ride a bike doesn’t happen overnight. . . . Simple, encouraging, and charming.
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

An overall feeling of wholesomeness envelopes this book, and there’s a gentle humor in the boy’s interpretation of what various types of bikes are for. . . Whether kiddos picking up this picture book hope to bike by themselves someday or are just along for the ride, the effort that the boy puts in to learning to ride a bicycle the way he wants is a valuable insight into the perseverance needed to pick up a new skill.
—The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details
ISBN: 9781536231397
ISBN-10: 1536231398
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: May 7th, 2024
Pages: 32
Language: English