Monday, December 2, 2019

December #cbadspotlight - Spotlight on The Patchwork Bike


Today I'm shining the spotlight on 
THE PATCHWORK BIKE
 by Maxine Beneba Clarke, illustrated by Van Thanh Rudd
#cbadspotlight pick for December.
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What's the best fun in the whole village? Riding the patchwork bike we made! A joyous picture book for children by award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke.

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

A delightful story from multi-award-winning author Maxine Beneba Clarke, beautifully illustrated by street artist Van T Rudd. 



Although we weren't able to get the author or illustrator in Australia to contribute something at this time, Candlewick has shared the teacher's guide they created for this picture book.




Be sure to check out all of the #cbadspotlight choices for this school year!
Visit classroombookaday.com for more information on #classroombookaday,
a goal to read aloud a picture book every day of the school year, at any grade,
inspired by Donalyn Miller's #bookaday.

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