Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory (Paperback)
Bob Graham's first ever illustrated book is a gently humorous take on the Tour de France—now in paperback
There's a hush in the crowd as the mayor lifts his gun,
then an ear-splitting Bang! and the race has begun,
with a flashing of goggles and pale cyclists' knees,
and a murmuring sound like the bumble of bees.
Monsieur Albert enters the Grand Cycle Race, but he's up against Francois, the champion in France. Can he possibly win? Witty text and gentle, funny illustrations by Bob Graham make this story an instant classic, ideal for reading aloud to young and old.
Peter Smith is a cycling fanatic and works in a bookstore. Bob Graham is an award-winning children's book author and illustrator whose books include Dimity Dumpty; How to Head a Broken Wing, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow award; Jethro Byrd, Fairy Child, winner of the Kate Greenaway medal; and "Let's Get a Pup!" Said Kate, winner of the Boston Globe-Horn Book award.