Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Parents' Choice Awards : Books : Non-Fiction
Pedal Power

Pedal Power

Spring 2017 Non-Fiction
Ages: 4 - 8 yrs.
ISBN: 9780374305277
Hardcover Price: $17.99

With his distinctive style of illustration, Allan Drummond's Pedal Power introduces Maartje Rutten, a mother who led the Amsterdam bicycle movement in the 1970s beginning with a multigenerational protest that included children. Cyclists picketed, biked in parades, and appeared on TV. Today, scenic Amsterdam with its plentiful bike lanes and easy bike rental is considered to be the bicycle capital of the world.

Allan Drummond meeting with Maartje Rutten is documented in the Author's Note. The delightful endpapers feature whimsical illustrations of bicycles and famous cyclists through the ages. In an ode to the importance of bicycles, Pedal Power will bring a smile to readers' faces and an urge to bike through Amsterdam.

Mary Hollowell   ©2017 Parents' Choice
Mary Hollowell is a parent, a science teacher, and a naturalist. She lives in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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