Adiós, Tricycle

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It's yard sale time, and things are flying off the tables. But this little piggy isn't letting anybody buy his tricycle. Sure, he's too big to ride it, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love it anymore! But when the day is almost over, someone just the right size comes along, and it's clearly time to let the trike go. Luckily, it turns out the yard sale money is meant for a very exciting new purchase—a big-boy bike!

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Overview

It's yard sale time, and things are flying off the tables. But this little piggy isn't letting anybody buy his tricycle. Sure, he's too big to ride it, but that doesn't mean he doesn't love it anymore! But when the day is almost over, someone just the right size comes along, and it's clearly time to let the trike go. Luckily, it turns out the yard sale money is meant for a very exciting new purchase—a big-boy bike!

Susan Middleton Elya's trademark mix of Spanish vocabulary and clever verse and Elisabeth Schlossberg's vibrant illustrations come together in a funny, tender tale of saying good-bye to things you've outgrown.

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The lively verse will inspire animated read-alouds . . . A warm, enjoyable choice for bilingual storytimes.
Children's Literature - Kathie M. Josephs
Thinking back, I can remember the day I graduated to a two-wheel bicycle. I was so proud of myself. This delightful story is about a family having a garage sale, but not everyone is ready to give up "prize" possessions, no matter what. Little Pig hides his tricycle so that no one can see it. It they see it they just might want to buy it and that he could not have. First he hides it behind the couch, but someone buys the couch so he then piles cans up in front of the tricycle. Just when the sale is coming to an end, one last car pulls up and a small girl puppy and her father see the tricycle and she grabs the trike. Oh my, what will he do now? Little pig could not refuse and realizes it is time to let his tricycle go. Mama and Papa count the money and they all go to a toy store. Guess what? Little Pig gets a new bike…a bike with two wheels! This is a wonderful story and the illustrations are perfect. The author has written this in poetry form with no more than two lines to a page. This makes it great for beginning readers. The story also has many Spanish words and the meaning can be found at the end of the book. "Venta finished-now completa, it just bought mi bicicleta!" This is a must have book and is perfect for reading aloud. Reviewer: Kathie M. Josephs
School Library Journal
PreS—This little piggy has a problem. Even though he has outgrown his tricycle, he's still not ready to sell it at his family's yard sale. He tries hiding it behind different items throughout the morning, but there are still interested buyers. Finally the piglet must come to terms with letting it go. But it turns out that the day's proceeds are designated for a satisfying ending—a new bike. Elya is focused as usual on the transitions of childhood and how difficult they can be for young children. Another hallmark of her writing is her incorporation of Spanish vocabulary into the rhyming text. The end rhymes can sometimes be clunky to read aloud, but the use of Spanish words in context (and in a bold font) is well done. Schlossberg's illustrations are friendly and familiar—children will relate to the pig's expressions as people show interest in his beloved tricycle, and there are lots of little details for children to pore over in them. This book will be a hit in both bilingual storytimes and with families as well.—Susan E. Murray, Glendale Public Library, AZ
Kirkus Reviews
The troubles of a little one not ready to give away his tricycle and the tricks he plays to hide it at his parents' yard sale will charm young children even as the story introduces them to such concepts as growing up, money and markets and the joy of sharing and giving. Elya, the author of several bilingual titles and well-known for her versatile style, successfully blends Spanish words throughout the little one's verses and rhymes. The use of parallelism, association of ideas and contradicting sentences allows readers to understand the meanings of such Spanish words as triciclo, dinero and bicicleta (glossary and pronunciation guide included). Schlossberg's vivid, expressive pastels effectively expand on the text and will appeal to children, making this story a great selection for bilingual storytimes at public libraries. The undifferentiated suburban setting and the portrayal of the main character as a little piggy instead of a Hispanic child, which the text suggests, does not, however, offer a clear connection between his bilingualism and his ethnic background. (Picture book. 3-5)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780399245220
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 3 - 5 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.20 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Middleton Elya lives in Danville, California.

Elisabeth Schlossberg lives in France.

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