The Patchwork Bike

The siblings in this book are used to making their own fun, including a bike made of branches and tin-can handles. Each of the parts of the bike are listed, and the art echoes the patchwork nature of the bike. The layered art also mimics the stunning choices of language: the “fed-up mum” and the “shicketty shake” bike are rendered exactly right. The text is spare, but the endnotes from author Maxine Beneba Clarke and illustrator Van Thanh Rudd are meaningful extentions for both kids and adults.

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1 Response to The Patchwork Bike

  1. I love this book. I’m glad you’re featuring it.

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