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Author: Byron Barton

Illustrator: Byron Barton

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Publisher: Greenwillow Books, 2015

Material: hard cover

Summary: Tom tells us about his bike. Then he rides it to work at the circus. At the circus there are more bikes. This is a picture book that teaches kids about bike parts and different kinds of bikes.

Type of Reading: playtime reading, read aloud book

Recommended Age: read together 1 to 6; read yourself: 6 to 9

Interest Level: 1 to 7

Reading Level: 1.2

Age of Child: Read with children ages 1 to 4.

Young Reader Reaction: My 1 year old son loved this book. He is obsessed with wheels and moving vehicles and he loves bicycles. He loved pointing out the parts of the bikes, the cars, and the animals. My four year old daughter enjoyed it as well. She liked that Tom's job ended up being as a clown at the circus.

Adult Reader Reaction: I enjoyed the pictures and the story of this book. It was unexpected and fun. I was not surprised that my kids enjoyed this book. It was fun for all of us to read.

Pros: Simple fun pictures and lively characters make My Bke enjoyable for little wheel lovers,

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. It was a fun enjoyable book that my kids would like to read again and again. It will come in handy when my son gets older. We'll be able to use it as a reminder about bike safety.


Educational Themes: This is an informational picture book. The story is fictional, but there are plenty of facts about bikes. You can use the book to talk about bike safety, too.

Notes: The publisher donated a copy of this book knowing that we would consider it for review and provide an independent, unbiased profile. This book will be given to a nonprofit to help readers in need.

Literary Categories: Fiction - picture book, bikes

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2015

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