A Bike Like Sergio’s

By Maribeth Boelts
Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones

“Boelts lays out Ruben’s ethical dilemma and emotional turmoil without preaching, and his struggle toward the moral choice . . . is both dramatic and genuine.” — Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Ruben feels like he is the only kid without a bike. His friend Sergio reminds him that his birthday is coming, but Ruben knows his family can’t afford that. So when Ruben sees a dollar bill fall out of someone’s purse, he picks it up and puts it in his pocket. But when he gets home, he discovers it’s not one dollar or even five or ten — it’s a hundred-dollar bill, more than enough for a new bike just like Sergio’s! Finders keepers, right? Presenting a relatable story with subtlety and heart, the creative team behind Those Shoes pairs up again for a story about how hard it can be to do the right thing.

  • Another warm and honest picture book from Maribeth Boelts that handles an important moral issue for kids in a sensitive and non-judgmental way.
  • The character of Ruben is very real and terrifically developed. He is a regular kid, just like the reader, and he really struggles with what to do with the money in a very believable, and ultimately admirable, way.
  • Like Those Shoes and Happy Like Soccer, this picture book from Maribeth Boelts features a relatable kid character whose family is in a difficult financial situation.

ISBN: 9781536202953
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2018
Dimensions: 260 x 250mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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