Joseph’s Big Ride

Annick Press illustrated by Ken Daley

“It is beautiful. This bike.
The seat. The pedals.
The spokes.”

In the United States, Joseph wants only one thing, to ride a bike. He does, but it comes with something he did not imagine.

 

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Awards

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

Reviews

“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

“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… The viewpoint will be welcoming to refugees.”
Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books

“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
CM Magazine, Manitoba Library Association