When Maudie decides she needs some exercise and Bear is keen for fresh air, a bike ride is suggested.
'Let’s go,' says Bear, but they’re delayed by Maudie who says she needs her sunglasses.
Then they need their hats, Maudie’s scarf, sunscreen, bug spray … I’m sure you get the idea. Each delay, or perhaps they’re distractions, results in a search as they fumble in boxes, try on a bunch of different hats, and muddle through bathroom cabinets until they find what they need.
Freya Blackwood’s distinctive illustrations bring a gentle and humorous touch to the story, adding another layer to it, as all good illustrations should.
When Maudie and Bear are finally ready to go on their bike ride, Maudie hops on board, sitting in the basket on the front. Poor Bear is left to pedal and then push all the way up a hill.
The Bike Ride is perfect to read to the youngest members of your family.
Title: The Bike Ride (A Maudie & Bear Story)
Author: Jan Ormerod
Illustrator: Freya Blackwood
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $14.99 RRP
Publication Date: November 2016
Format: Board book
For ages: 2 - 4 years
Type: Picture Book