Marta and the Bicycle by Germano Zullo

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Marta is no ordinary cow. Marta is different (she's orange, for a start). Marta wants something more. She wants to go. She wants to ride. She wants to feel the wind in her face, the pedals under her hooves. She wants to win the big bike race. And when Marta wants something, she makes it happen. But first she has to build a bicycle. And then she has to learn to ride it. Is there enough time before the race?

About Germano Zullo

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Germano Zullo is an author and poet who lives in Geneva, Switzerland.
Published September 1, 2002 by Kane/Miller Book Pub. 28 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Nature & Wildlife, Sports & Outdoors, Children's Books.

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Before that, however, she must learn to ride in a strikingly droll couple of pages (just think: cow on bike) that are a lesson for children learning to ride themselves.

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Although the trend-setting Marta is ready to move on at story's end ("If everyone is going to ride bicycles, I'll have to find something else," she says, as her fellow herd members balance on two wheels), youngsters will rally for a repeat rendezvous with this slyly funny heroine who refuses to b...

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