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I Cannot Draw a Bicycle
I Cannot Draw a Bicycle

I Cannot Draw a Bicycle

$18.99
Award-winning author and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper creates a laugh-out-loud picture book about making something out of nothing, a companion title to I Cannot Draw a Horse.
 
The Horse wants a bicycle.
A bicycle is hard to draw.
The Book cannot draw a bicycle.
But the Book CAN draw shapes.
 
Can the Horse and the Cat build a bicycle from shapes? Or will their dreams end in pieces?


Praise for I CANNOT DRAW A HORSE
 
“Creative an loaded with humor, this story will have kids giggling in seconds and trying their hand at drawing a horse—or at least a gumdrop.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“Part Ed Emberley, with a dash of Pigeon, and entirely meta.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Harper’s illustrations make so much of so little, using a very limited palette and simple shapes, inviting readers into an artist’s notebook. With a little imagination and some paper, ‘nothing’ can become quite something. —Horn Book Magazine
 
“An easy-to-read text with exclamatory speech bubbles and pictorial antics will tickle funny bones in this off-kilter circular story.” —School Library Journal

 

Award-winning author and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper creates a laugh-out-loud picture book about making something out of nothing and the power of imagination in this companion title to I Cannot Draw a Horse.
 
The Horse wants a bicycle.
A bicycle is hard to draw.
The Book cannot draw a bicycle.
But the Book CAN draw shapes.
 
Can the Horse and the Cat build a bicycle from shapes? Or will their dreams end in pieces?

Featuring the same quirky contemporary voice and kid-friendly comic illustration style as its predecessor, I Cannot Draw a Horse, this children's metafiction book is an art lesson about creativity and determination, wrapped around a humorous narrative. Readers who have enjoyed other fourth wall—breaking books like B.J. Novak's The Book With No Pictures will appreciate the interactive elements in this book for children ages 3–8.


Praise for I CANNOT DRAW A HORSE
 
“Creative an loaded with humor, this story will have kids giggling in seconds and trying their hand at drawing a horse—or at least a gumdrop.” —Booklist (starred review)
 
“Part Ed Emberley, with a dash of Pigeon, and entirely meta.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Harper’s illustrations make so much of so little, using a very limited palette and simple shapes, inviting readers into an artist’s notebook. With a little imagination and some paper, ‘nothing’ can become quite something. —Horn Book Magazine
 
“An easy-to-read text with exclamatory speech bubbles and pictorial antics will tickle funny bones in this off-kilter circular story.” —School Library Journal