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Motorcycles! (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)
     

Motorcycles! (Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book)

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by Susan E. Goodman, Michael Doolittle (Illustrator)
 

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WHETHER THEY'RE JUMPING barrels, zipping along the highway on a road trip, or tearing up the motocross track, motorcycles are the coolest things on two wheels! Choppers! authors Susan Goodman and Michael Doolittle show readers the many types of motorcycles there are, how they work, and some of the exciting jobs, competitions, and events that feature them. This

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WHETHER THEY'RE JUMPING barrels, zipping along the highway on a road trip, or tearing up the motocross track, motorcycles are the coolest things on two wheels! Choppers! authors Susan Goodman and Michael Doolittle show readers the many types of motorcycles there are, how they work, and some of the exciting jobs, competitions, and events that feature them. This actionpacked Step 3 reader is filled with vibrant color photographs!

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Children's Literature
AGERANGE: Ages 6 to 8.

Machines can be fascinating, and motorcycles certainly can have an appeal. It is quite a sight to watch a group of cyclists roar into town like they do in Washington, DC for the Rolling Thunder Motorcycle Rally and in Galveston Texas for the Lone Star Rally. Most of these people are riding motorcycles because they enjoy them and they dress properly, with leather suits and helmets for protection. Some motorcyclist put on shows, like the famed Evil Knievel and his son Robbie. Robbie does some dangerous stunts like jumping over the Grand Canyon on a motorcycle. For those who want to know about the bike and its parts, there is a good spread with the various components identified. There is a bit of history here--Gottlieb Daimler is credited with building the first motorcycle, and the various uses for motorcycles are detailed, including use as weapons carriers during war and substitutes for horses or other vehicles (including an ambulance) when terrain is rough. Some motorcycles are real works of art, as owners decorate and spruce them up to reflect their tastes. If you like speed, noise and machinery, motorcycles may be worth exploring further. A level 3 book in the "Step into Reading" series aimed at kids who are reading on their own. The photographs are quite eye-catching and boys in particular will probably be drawn to this book. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375841163
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Series:
Step into Reading Book Series: A Step 3 Book
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
100,049
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.15(d)
Lexile:
430L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Susan E. Goodman and Michael J. Doolittle have collaborated on the Step into Reading title Choppers! and the Ultimate Field Trip series, among other nonfiction titles.

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Motorcycles! 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Ludka26 More than 1 year ago
Cool book for boys. Simple info about bikes. Kept my son's interest.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
vigalemo More than 1 year ago
Great book for kids learning to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was a man who wanted to be like his dad when he grew up. He jumped over a fountain and his dad almost died. His dad was a bike rider . You will want to read this book because it has all kinds of bikes. There are more bikes like old bikes. There are three people riding bikes and they are racing. By Dameyune
ReadingTutor More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book, especially for young readers who do not like to read. It has great pictures to capture interest and the writing is definately on their level. The Step into Reading Series is excellent all around.