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    From School Library Journal --------------------------- Gr 3–6—Part of Kids Can's globally themed series, this tale of the journey of one bicycle imparts important lessons on recycling and social responsibility. After Leo outgrows his beloved childhood bike, Big Red, he donates it to an organization that ships bikes overseas to those who can't afford them. Though he's initially reluctant to part with his cherished possession, he soon realizes that it will benefit a new owner. Big Red is given to Alisetta, a young girl in Burkina Faso who uses it to transport sorghum to market. When Alisetta in turn outgrows Big Red, it's given to a medical clinic, where it becomes an ambulance. Children will get a strong sense of global citizenship and unity from the simple yet effective narrative. Shin's digitally composed illustrations are folksy and vibrant, perfect for this cross-cultural tale, and expressively convey the faces of those who interact with Big Red. Back matter includes some useful information on real-life organizations that arrange for bike donations, a brief note on Burkina Faso, and challenges and activities for educators to do with children. VERDICT A strong option for social studies curricula, this noteworthy title will encourage kids to think globally.—Kathryn Diman, Bass Harbor Memorial Library, Bernard, ME Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) Review ------ Appealingly illustrated by Shin, this is a particularly good depiction of the ripple effect that can follow one generous act.―The New York Times A strong option for social studies curricula, this noteworthy title will encourage kids to think globally.―School Library Journal A fine addition to the CitizenKid series.―Booklist ... it provides an extensive amount of clearly written information, from how a bicycle is transported across the continents to the ripple of economic benefits felt throughout the community.―Quill & Quire Isabella's straightforward and specific prose is brought to life by Shin's textured and upbeat illustrations, which provide windows into the different places along Big Red's route.―The Horn Book Magazine Read more ( javascript:void(0) ) See all Editorial Reviews ( /dp/product-description/1771380233/ref=dp_proddesc_0?ie=UTF8&n=283155&s=books&isInIframe=0 )

    The Red Bicycle: The Extraordinary Story of One Ordinary Bicycle (CitizenKid)

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