Bicycles by Kate Petty, Oxfam


Bicycles by Kate Petty, Oxfam

There are all sorts of bicycles in the world. Some people use them to get to school. Others use them to play with their friends. Here are pictures of people from all around the world using bicycles in lots of different ways. With stunning photographs from Vietnam, Kenya and many more countries, this series is perfect to share with the youngest child. Published in association with Oxfam this series aims to draw parallels between children from many different cultures.


This is an excellent way for children to learn about life in other countries. The use of a bicycle as a familiar object gives them something to relate to. There is very little text on each page, but enough going on in each photograph to lead to discussion. Bicycles is an exceptional book for sharing either one to one or with a group. A set of excellent, vibrantly colourful photos from countries far and wide with captions and speech bubbles, a browsing book and none the worse for that School Librarian

About the Author

Kate Petty lectured on writing and editing for Middlesex University. She was the commissioning editor for Cornwall's bio-diversity attraction, the Eden Project. She was a well-known and respected writer of non-fiction and educational books, writing for publishers such as Orion, Macmillan and Random House. She was the author of the Around the World series with Oxfam published by Frances Lincoln. Sadly, she died in 2007. Oxfam works in 77 countries and supports nearly 3,000 long-term development projects. Its publishing division helps raise awareness of life and cultures all over the world.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


Kate Petty, Oxfam
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Publication date

1st March 2007



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