Christopher's Bicycle by Charlotte Middleton

Christopher's Bicycle

Written by Charlotte Middleton
Part of the Christopher Nibble Series

3+ readers   Baby and Toddler   3+ readers   
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We return to Dandeville and catch up with our little eco-guinea pig, Christopher Nibble. This time Christopher is on a mission to reduce waste as he recycles materials in all sorts of creative ways, to the delight of his friends and neighbours. This delightful tale will amuse both parent and child and might even engage children into being as eco-friendly as Christopher.


Christopher's Bicycle by Charlotte Middleton

Christopher Nibble loves his recycled bicycle! Mr Nibble has repaired and repainted it all so beautifully and Mrs Nibble has turned one of her old dresses into some very useful saddlebags. It really looks a treat. Now Christopher is the greenest guinea pig in Dandeville. He's ready to rescue the town's rubbish, turning old into new, in this story full of pedal power!

Inspired by his own recycled bicycle, Christopher asks Miss Borrower in the library, Mr Rosetti at the cafe, and Madame Choux from the bakery if he can take what they are throwing away. Then, with the help of his sister Poppy and their friend Posie, Christopher sets about making things out of old newspapers, empty coffee jars, and stale bread. Christopher gets on his bike to deliver the results around the town and so in turn inspires the other guinea pigs in Dandeville to start recycling. The story ends with the great Dandeville Recycling Race where contestants turn up with all sorts of wheeled contraptions made out of old prams, wheelbarrows, and even skateboards. Will Christopher show that two wheels are best and win the day?

About the Author

Charlotte Middleton

Charlotte Middleton’s childhood guinea pigs are the inspiration for Christopher Nibble! At school, Charlotte loved drawing and would regularly illustrate her spelling and times tables test papers. She went on to study Graphic Art and Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. Her first book, Tabitha’s Terrifically Tough Tooth, was published in 1998 and since then she has written and illustrated more than a dozen books. Her stories have been sold all over the world and Charlotte would love to be as well-travelled as her books one day.

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32 pages


Charlotte Middleton
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Oxford University Press

Publication date

2nd January 2014




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