Cover image for Bikes for sale / written by Carter Higgins ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora.
Bikes for sale / written by Carter Higgins ; illustrated by Zachariah OHora.
Publication Information:
San Francisco : Chroncle Books, [2019]

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1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm
Maurice rides his bike all over selling lemonade, while Lotta rides her bike collecting sticks as she goes; they ride different routes and are completely unaware of each other--until their bikes are wrecked and they meet at Sid's who has turned their damaged bikes into one tandem bike, and a friendship is born.
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Maurice rides his bike to his shop every day. Lotta rides her bike to collect sticks every day. Both go about their separate routines, unaware of the friendship that awaits them just a few blocks away. But what happens when a branch and a lemon peel get in the way? This delightful falling-in-like story from acclaimed picture book creators Carter Higgins and Zachariah OHora celebrates the power of coincidence to lead us to the friends we're meant to meet all along.

Author Notes

Carter Higgins is an elementary school librarian and the author ofEverything You Need for a Treehouse andThis Is Not a Valentine. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

Zachariah OHora is the illustrator of theNew York Times bestsellerWolfie the Bunny, among many other beloved books for kids. He lives and works in Narberth, Pennsylvania.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Maurice sells sunshiny drinks from his mobile lemonade stand: "No matter where he rode, he always had customers." Lotta uses her bicycle cart to collect sticks, which she hands out for use as stilts and swords and limbo bars: "Everyone loves sticks." And both of them ride their bikes all over town. OHora (Read the Book, Lemmings!) draws Maurice and Lotta and their animal friends in peaceful limes and olive greens splashed with turquoise and fuchsia. Friendly, woolly, and slightly disheveled-looking, the animals pad around in comfortable sneaks. Alliterative prose by Higgins (Everything You Need for a Treehouse) makes even the mishaps that ruin Maurice's and Lotta's carts sound poetic: "But what looked like a small stick was really a smashup... and what looked like some petals was really some peels." A local bike genius salvages one bicycle from the duo's two smashed ones, and they're off for more adventures-this time, together. This quirky anticonsumerist fable imagines a town in which uses can be found for the things most people abandon, small enterprises flourish, and communal kindness makes life rich. Ages 3-5. Author's agent: Rubin Pfeffer, Rubin Pfeffer Content. Illustrator's agent: Sean McCarthy, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.