D.W. Rides Again


D.W. learns to ride a two-wheeler with big brother's help, in this new book starring Arthur's irresistible little sister. Full color.

D.W. graduates from a tricycle to her first two-wheeler and under Arthur's careful guidance learns the basics of bicycle safety.

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D.W. learns to ride a two-wheeler with big brother's help, in this new book starring Arthur's irresistible little sister. Full color.

D.W. graduates from a tricycle to her first two-wheeler and under Arthur's careful guidance learns the basics of bicycle safety.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Arthur's frisky younger sister passes her tricycle down to baby Kate and hops on a new pink two-wheeler in this light, rather slight caper featuring Brown's cheerful aardvark family (see above). The youngster immediately takes a tumble, and Arthur decides to give her a lesson in bicycle riding and safety. After learning how to ride in traffic, use hand signals and avoid unfriendly dogs, the overconfident D.W. insists that her training wheels be removed. Dad complies with her wishes but quickly recants, and D.W. gets the auxiliary wheels back until she further hones her riding skills. Alas, in a characteristically wry Brown conclusion, it's Dad who has the final biking mishap, and D.W. generously offers him the use of her training wheels. Though not the most memorable of the Arthur adventures, this is good fun--with some worthwhile tips for beginning cyclers. Brown's art is as spunky as ever--especially endearing are the little aardvark ears peeking up through bicycle helmets. Ages 4-8. (Oct.)
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
Now in board book format, the story of D.W. learning to ride her two-wheeler without the training wheels successfully makes the transition, but the safety lessons will be lost on the board book crowd. The message of practicing to achieve competence and the humor of this typical childhood experience will be appealing. And young kids will enjoy another story about these popular TV characters.
Children's Literature - Marilyn Courtot
D.W. wants to ride her two-wheeler without the training wheels, but she isn't quite ready yet. After learning about bicycle safety, traffic rules, and lots of practice, D.W. is ready to ride without training wheels. A typical childhood experience from favorite characters in books and on TV.
School Library Journal
K-Gr 2-Arthur's little sister D.W. has gotten a two-wheeler and thinks she's ready for the Tour-de-France. However, training wheels are in order at least until she learns where the brakes are. Arthur takes her out and teaches her the basics plus some safety rules, and soon the training wheels are ready to come off. The illustrations bring out D.W.'s irrepressible determination to triumph. Her facial expressions, body language, and conversation combine to produce a lovable personality in contrast to her brother's rather droll countenance. The pen-and-ink and watercolor illustrations are vibrant and fresh. The cast of characters convey information with humor and produce a delightful story.-Joyce Richards, Prairie Grove Elementary School, AR
Annie Ayres
In this fourth book featuring Arthur the aardvark's younger sister, the irrepressible D.W. has just graduated from her tricycle to a new bike. A terror on the road ("Where are the brakes?"), D.W. accepts bike instruction from big brother Arthur and puts in practice time with her training wheels attached. Finally ready for a test ride without her training wheels, D.W. passes with flying colors just in time to lend her training wheels to Father, whose test ride is not quite so successful. Snappy with visual humor and D.W. dialogue, this story is a delightful romp with which all young riders can certainly identify and enjoy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780316111287
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Publication date: 9/28/1998
  • Series: Arthur Adventures Series
  • Edition description: BOARD
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 24
  • Sales rank: 980,963
  • Age range: 3 years
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 6.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Marc Brown

Marc Brown is the creator of the bestselling Arthur Adventure book series and creative producer of the number-one children's PBS television series, Arthur. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Ten Tiny Toes and If All the Animals Came Inside. Marc lives with his family in Tisbury, Martha's Vineyard.

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    1. Also Known As:
      Marc Tolan Brown
    2. Hometown:
      Hingham, Massachusetts and Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
    1. Date of Birth:
      November 25, 1946
    2. Place of Birth:
      Erie, Pennsylvania
    1. Education:
      M.F.A., Cleveland Institute of Art, 1969

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