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June 2013 Book of the Month A warm and witty take on the Tour de France in which Monsieur Albert wins the world's most exciting bike race. With gently humourous rhyming text, teamed up with Bob Graham's distinctive and endearing illustrations, makes for a friendly and heart-warming picture book that will charm and thrill young and old.
Monsieur Albert Larousse is a cycling fanatic who lives in a tiny Parisian attic, up six flights of stairs in apartment 6A, a ten-minute ride from the Rue de la Paix. He picks up the paper at breakfast one day, and reads it while drinking his cafe au lait. 'Grand Cycle Race - fabulous prize to be won!' 'Magnifique!' exclaims Albert, and butters a bun.
There's so much wonderful whimsy here, it's hard to know what to praise first. As always, a major treat is Graham's detail-filled artwork. --Booklist , starred review of April and Esme Tooth Fairies
|Publication date:||1st October 2012|
|Publisher:||Allen & Unwin|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers, 5+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
PETER SMITH is a cycling fanatic who has recently ridden from Albury to Mildura and around Laos and south-western China. He lives in Sydney.More About Peter Smith
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