Pedal It!

  • Type: Books
  • By: Michelle Mulder
  • Age Category: Children
  • Genre: Non-Fiction
  • Recommended by: Eric S.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9781459802193
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A good introduction to the wonderful world of cycling for kids

Author Michelle Mulder is a lifelong cyclist. In fact she has never owned a car. In this book she chronicles the history and evolution of bicycles. Contrary to the view of most North Americans, bicycles are tools not toys, and she does a good job of emphasizing this point throughout the book. Whether they’re being used as taxis, ambulances, mobile retail shops, or to haul materials, bicycles play a vital role in many places worldwide. Also given growing environmental and health concerns, she points out that many people in “car-centric” countries are beginning to reconsider the merits of bicycling.

I like this book because I enjoy riding bikes and I hope a new generation will grow-up realizing the positive benefits of cycling.