The girl has her younger brother with her when she sees a new green two-wheeled bicycle in the store window. She needs money in order to buy this bike so she empties her piggy bank, checks her pockets, the dryer, under the couch pillows, only to find that she hasn’t enough. She contemplates her options as seriously as a young girl can.
She decides to find work raking leaves. After several disappointing attempts, she is hired. She works, not only raking leaves but any other chore the woman can find for her to do around her home. Finally, the girl has enough money to buy the bicycle. With money in hand, she heads to the store only to find it gone. Surprisingly, she decides to buy her brother a tricycle instead. Without giving the ending away, there is more to the story…and that is all I am willing to say!
The illustrations are simple and so perfectly clear, filled with expression and emotion in a quiet sort of way. Mark Pett has given us a sweet story filled with thoughtfulness, persistence, and love.
Reading Level: 4 – 8 Years
Mark Pett is the “authorstrator” of The Boy and the Airplane and The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes. He is creator of the syndicated comic strips Mr. Lowe and Lucky Cow. He lives in Salt Lake City. You can find more about him and his books @ MarkPett.com.
- ISBN-13: 9781442483194
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Books For Young Readers
- Publication date: 4/29/2014
- Pages: 40
- Product dimensions: 8.60 x 11.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)
I originally reviewed this book 6-7-2014.