Joseph’s Big Ride

Joseph's Big Ride CoverAnnick Press, 2016, illustrated by Ken Daley

A Canadian Children’s Book Center Best Book for Kids and Teens

 Skipping Stones Honor Award for International Multicultural Books

Top-10 Best Bets  Canadian Children’s Books

“A joyful, upbeat tale that takes a positive perspective on an immigrant child’s first encounters.”
Kirkus Reviews

“The narrative, which focuses on building a friendship, is paired with Daley’s vibrant illustrations, which depict just how fast the minds, and bikes, of young children can go…An ideal addition…”                      School Library Journal

from Joseph's Big Ride by Terry Farish, illus. by Ken Daley, Annick Press, 2016
from Joseph’s Big Ride by Terry Farish, illus. by Ken Daley, Annick Press, 2016

“Farish, author of the irresistible The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup (BCCB 6/03), provides a sturdy and direct text that still leaves room for dimension in character elements such as Whoosh’s penchant for exclamations and Joseph’s persistence in getting a chance at his dream…both kids radiate palpable joy at Joseph’s achievement. The viewpoint will be welcoming to refugees and other immigrants as well as informative to kids just learning about the experience.”  Deborah Stevenson, Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books, May 2016

“It is clear that author and writing teacher Terry Farish has a gift for sharing the stories of people from many different cultures through her award-winning books for adults, young adults and children….Children’s literature, through the medium of picture books, is able to lead the reader to insights without being contrived or preachy in approach. This story offers an opportunity to begin a conversation about the differences between those who have and those who have not.”

Joanie Proske, CM Magazine, Manitoba Library Association

 

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