The girl and the bicycle book
The Girl and the Bicycle
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From the creator of The Boy and the Airplane , a touching wordless picture book about a little girl, a shiny bicycle, and the meaning of persistence—with an unexpected payoff. A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short, she knocks on the doors of her neighbors, hoping to do their yardwork. They all turn her away except for a kindly old woman. The woman and the girl work through the seasons, side by side.
The Girl and the Bicycle ; written and illus. Simon, Trade ed. In this wordless picture book, a little girl spies a snazzy green bicycle in a shop window and immediately starts saving in order to buy it. A kindly older woman takes her up on her offer to rake leaves, and the girl continues to help the woman with other odd jobs as the seasons change until she finally has enough for the bike. Taken aback when she finds that the bike has been sold, she instead buys the tricycle that was also in the window and gives it to her jubilant brother.