Story by Eric Pinder, Illustrations by John Cardinal

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.