Story by Eric Pinder, Illustrations by John Cardinal

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Story by Eric Pinder, Illustrations by John Cardinal
Evolved Publishing, 2013

I’d Rather Be Riding My Bike

The sun is still out. I’m stuck here inside.
When will I ever get outside to ride?

After a long school day and chores at home, one boy’s patience is rewarded when he finally gets to go riding his bike with a friend. Whimsical artwork combines with funny rhymes to create a rollicking ride for young readers and cyclists. This playful story features full color illustrations by John Cardinal and an endnote with a short history of bicycles plus a couple of fun “bonus” bicycle rhymes like this one:

Potholes, potholes, deep and wide
Potholes, potholes on my ride.
Look out, bikers. Look out, bikes.
Uh oh! Pothole! Watch out! Yikes!

Available in hardcover, paperback and many e-reader formats.

Praise and Reviews

“Great rhythm and rhyme… It’s seriously catchy. Has the look and feel of a comic book and not just any comic book — a cool comic book. “ – The Picture Book Review

“A great book for kids because it will get them excited about riding their bikes and being outdoors.” – Storytime Books

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Writer Teacher Editor

Along with being a writer and teacher (and, once upon a time, a mountaintop weather observer and hiking guide) Eric also has worked as an editor for Windswept: The Quarterly Bulletin of the Mount Washington Observatory and editor of several children’s books, including Silent Words, a children’s picture book about grief and loss, and Thomas and the Tiger-Turtle, which is about friendship, self-esteem and, well, tigers.