Back of Book:
Bear, Porcupine, Doe, and Squirrel all eagerly prepare for the festival on wheels. But even after studying every book on bikes he can find, Bear still struggles to get the hang of riding. While he is on his way to the library for a new book, his friends teach Bear that everyone learns in different ways, and by practicing together, they will all master riding their bikes. In this follow-up book to Porcupine’s Pie, the woodland friends inspire each other in a tale of practice, perseverance, and friendship. A final spread features tips from one of Bear’s books: bike safety, caring for your bike, and fun ways to decorate it!
I received a copy of this picture book from Beaming Books Publishing in exchange for an honest review. Bears Bicycle by Laura Reauld is a fantastic story that focuses on the ideas of perseverance, and growth mindset. The story follows Bear as he prepares to ride his bike during Summer Scoot. Bear opens his instruction book and follows each step. The problem is, Bear cannot master the last step of balance. Determined to do better Bear heads to the library to find a new book. Along the way, Bear sees several of his friends and finds that he is not the only animal struggling with perfecting bike riding. Together, Bear and his friends find that when they ride together, they can help one another. This is a wonderful story for new bike riders to not give up. The illustrations by Jennie Poh are filled with warm colors and adorable details. (I love each animal’s helmet.) The back of the book has step-by-step instructions on how readers can care for their bikes. A perfect read-aloud to promote a growth mindset, and having fun while learning.
Ages 4 and up