A joyful, rhyming picture book that is an ode to community and outdoor play
Pedal, pump. Speed bump! Ride, roll, run. Friends and fun!
This energetic picture book celebrates community and friendship, following children as they play their way through their vibrant neighborhood. Author and educator Valerie Bolling’s rhyming text makes for an exciting read-aloud and is paired with stunning illustrations by Sabrena Khadija.
About the Author
Valerie Bolling is the author of Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun!; Together We Ride (which received starred reviews from Booklist and The Horn Book); and Let’s Dance! (winner of an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award). In addition to being an author, Bolling has been an educator for 30 years. She is focused on bringing diverse literature to young readers and creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel valued and validated. She loves dancing and music, so if a jam took place on her street in Stamford, Connecticut, Bolling and her husband (who plays the djembe) would definitely join in. Learn more about Bolling and her books at valeriebolling.com. Sabrena Khadija is a Sierra Leonean American illustrator who is inspired by bold geometry, nature, and the feminine spirit. She takes pride in creating works that help others feel seen and inspired not only to see beauty in themselves, but to recognize and acknowledge that of others. She is the illustrator of Ride, Roll, Run and We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Color Protecting the Planet. Khadija lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Learn more at sabrenakhadija.com.
"Although the digital illustrations suggest an urban setting with geometric architecture, children growing up in the country or suburbs will easily relate—the delight experienced as the school day draws to a close is, after all, sure to resonate with many. . .Pure joy." — Kirkus Reviews
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