Princess Bing Bong Rides a Bike
By Vanessa Paniccia
Paperback: 32 pages
Age Range: 3-7
Publisher: AuthorHouse(May 9, 2014)
What to expect: Bike Riding, Perseverance
Princess Bing Bong is incredibly excited to learn to ride her brand new bike.“It had sparkly training wheels, purple racing stripes, and a glittery basket up front for her pet stuffed monkey Gibbles.” Like all good father’s, King Flapjack is ready to give her the first lesson. Feeling quite confident, Princess Big Bong receives a push from her dad on the bike path only to realize that she’s not quite sure what to do. Before she knows it she’s heading down a hill toward the farmer’s market where she crashes into a fruit stall. Determined not to land in a pile of fruit salad again, she resists lesson number two from dear old King Flapjack who puts in a good effort to encourage her not to give up and keep on trying. Lesson number two goes a lot better and soon she finds herself zooming along the bike path with no training wheels and even coming home with a big trophy after winning a race.
Vanessa Paniccaia has delivered a light and fun story. Children will delight in the creative names given to the characters and will enjoy championing Princess Bing Bong along. The imagery is colorful and provides a little extra push to the text.
Princess Bing Bong Rides a Bike is almost a precautionary tale, but mostly a lesson on persistence and never giving up. Children learning to ride a bike will enjoy it and those that have newly mastered the skills will whole-heartedly relate to the first inevitably wobbly moments that come from riding with no grown-up assistance or training wheels.
About the Author
Three years ago, Vanessa Paniccia left her job in hospitality sales and marketing to raise her three beautiful children. She decided to pursue the dream she had had ever since she could write a single word of becoming an author. She has raised three avid readers who are always looking for funny books to read and she really just loves it when they can all laugh together. When she is not writing, and keeping busy with her children, you can find her training in Muay Thai, or thai kickboxing, enjoying the beaches in Rhode Island, and reading the scariest, suspense novels she can find.
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