Written and illustrated by Frank Viva
Little, Brown, 2011
$16.99, ages 4-8, 40 pages
One read through Frank Viva's debut and you'll feel as if you've sailed the coast in a bicycle.
The New Yorker illustrator celebrates the exhilaration of riding a bicycle and going as fast as your feet will pedal in his first picture book.
A rider flies down a seaside road through woods, between electrical towers, up a hill, around a town, into a tunnel, over a bridge and through a city, only to want to do it all over again.
The images are fluid and freeing and give you the sense of being let loose on a journey that could be endless, like a boat gliding out to sea, even as you keep to the road.