Let's Go, Bike! (Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading With Help)

by Kristen Bell (Author) Daniel Wiseman (Illustrator)

#1 New York Times bestselling authors Kristen Bell (Frozen) and Benjamin Hart are bringing their beloved characters from The World Needs More Purple People to Step into Reading!

Get ready to ride a bike around the neighborhood in this Step 2 leveled reader! Penny loves her purple bike. And she really loves riding it to visit friends! Penny's neighborhood is filled with friends young and old. They love to garden, play music, and spend time together as a community.

Come along for a ride, and practice the purple skills of curiosity, kindness, and more! Kristen Bell and Benjamin Hart are bringing their inclusive purple world to Step into Reading with a joyous message of embracing the things that bring us together as humans, while celebrating what makes you uniquely YOU!

Step 2 Readers use basic vocabulary and short sentences to tell simple stories. They are perfect for children who recognize familiar words and can sound out new words with help.

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PreS-Gr 1--Penny Purple cannot wait to take a spin on her brand-new purple bike, so she hops right on and off she goes! As readers learn, Purple People are curious; this is quickly demonstrated when Penny rides by her neighbor, Goldie, planting a garden. Penny has lots of questions, and soon Goldie decides to put on her purple skates and join Penny. The pair next meet Emma, who likes to sing funny songs, and all three blast out a goofy tune. Of course, Emma must join this merry band, so she hops on her purple skateboard and tags along. This parade of Purple People subsequently helps a neighbor fold laundry and invites a young boy and his dog to come along on the adventure. At the end of their journey, the whole crew ends up having a picnic, where everyone brings something different to share. Bell's "My Purple World" series encourages inclusivity, creativity, and accepting others. Paired with brightly colored and joyful illustrations by Wiseman (Don't Hug Doug), there is plenty for readers to look at and observe. Speech bubbles are outlined in purple against a white background, helping emerging readers identify conversation. VERDICT This is a great fit for those looking for an early reader title filled with simple sentences that contains an overarching message of acceptance.--Amy Nolan

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Kristen Bell
Kristen Bell is a mostly grown adult who spends much of her time pretending to be other people. She finds this pursuit oddly rewarding, mostly because of the free food. She is also an actress and producer who has starred in such films as Frozen, Bad Moms, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as well as the television series The Good Place and Veronica Mars. She has been a guest editor for Parents magazine and has been featured in parenting articles on platforms like Motherly, Real Simple, Babble, and more. She also produces and stars in the web series Momsplaining for EllenTube.

Benjamin Hart is a mostly grown adult who spends his time on a rock, floating through space. He is reminded of this almost daily by his neighbor Frank. He is also a multidisciplinary designer and creative director. He is currently a principal partner and the co-president of Brains on Fire, a creative agency that specializes in building communities and sparking social movements through the power of identity and narrative. Benjamin has worked on numerous projects and campaigns focused on early childhood development and education.

Together the duo also helped launch a new baby company in 2019 called Hello Bello, which provides families with access to premium and more natural products at affordable prices.

Daniel Wiseman is a mostly grown adult who spends a lot of his time drawing kids having fun, and animals wearing hats. On the off chance he's not scribbling pictures, you can probably find him stomping through the woods with his not-at-all-grown sons, looking for bears, bugs, and Bigfoot.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Random House Books for Young Readers
Publication date
September 20, 2022
Step Into Reading: Step 2 Reading With Help
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV039140 - Juvenile Fiction | Social Themes | Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
Library of Congress categories

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