The Patchwork Bike

The Patchwork Bike What s the best fun in the whole village Riding the patchwork bike we made A joyous picture book for children by award winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke When you live in a village at the edge of the

  • Title: The Patchwork Bike
  • Author: Maxine Beneba Clarke Van T Rudd
  • ISBN: 9780734416681
  • Page: 135
  • Format: Hardcover
  • What s the best fun in the whole village Riding the patchwork bike we made A joyous picture book for children by award winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.When you live in a village at the edge of the No Go Desert, you need to make your own fun That s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot maybeWhat s the best fun in the whole village Riding the patchwork bike we made A joyous picture book for children by award winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.When you live in a village at the edge of the No Go Desert, you need to make your own fun That s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot maybe mum is still using it, maybe not and a used flour sack You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity bump over sandhills, past your fed up mum and right through your mud for walls home.A delightful story from multi award winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd.

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    1. This has been shortlisted for the Australian Children's Book Council Picture Book of the Year.While the setting may not be familiar to many kids, I think the experience would be. I love the opening couple of lines of this book: -This is the village where we live inside our mud-for-walls home. These are my crazy brothers and this is our fed-up mum.We all know the fed-up mum right? We've all experienced her and some of us are even lucky enough to be her! And this is what I mean by the shared exper [...]

    2. Fun in an African (?) village on a bike made out of rubbish. Illustrations by Van T Rudd really make this book special. He uses found objects and old paper in the illustrations, mimicking the make up of the beloved bike. Superb.

    3. Three creative brothers make the most of discarded goods to put together a bike that gives them the freedom to escape and explore their village at the edge of the No-Go Desert. Vibrant illustrations with daubs of paint, recycled cartons frames wonderfully descriptive text that is ideal for reading aloud. A delightful romp as the boys purloin scrap from everywhere and everyone. Shortlisted for the 2017 CBCA Picture Book award. A winner perhaps?

    4. What a lovely book.I have read it to a few primary school groups and they loved it. How intriguing it was to realise that a bike could be made from bits and pieces that we would not otherwise look twice at. There was entertainment and a gentle, simple education within the pages of this tale and I would recommend it.

    5. Artful, sensitive, fun and meaningful. A glorious testimony to youth, imagination, innovation and tenacity.

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