I Cannot Draw a Bicycle (I Cannot Draw #2)

by Charise Mericle Harper (Author)

I Cannot Draw a Bicycle (I Cannot Draw #2)
Reading Level: K − 1st Grade
Series: I Cannot Draw

Award-winning author and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper creates a laugh-out-loud picture book about making something out of nothing and the power of imagination in this companion title to I Cannot Draw a Horse.

The Horse wants a bicycle.

A bicycle is hard to draw.

The Book cannot draw a bicycle.

But the Book CAN draw shapes.

Can the Horse and the Cat build a bicycle from shapes? Or will their dreams end in pieces?

Featuring the same quirky contemporary voice and kid-friendly comic illustration style as its predecessor, I Cannot Draw a Horse, this children's metafiction book is an art lesson about creativity and determination, wrapped around a humorous narrative.

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Kirkus Reviews

Witty, fourth-wall–breaking fun.

Review quotes

"Cannot Draw A Bicycle will have everyone giggling while encouraging imagination in this laugh-out-loud book on your summer reading list." —Daily Mom

"Charise Mericle Harper returns with another humorous, metafictional picture book about creativity . . . . Harper taps straight into the preschool funny bone, making I Cannot Draw a Bicycle an excellent choice for read-aloud storytime. With its spare text and clean, inviting design, this book also functions well for early readers. And by fostering shape recognition and an understanding of geometry, I Cannot Draw a Bicycle provides an excellent base for encouraging young artists to draw their own cat, horse or—who knows—maybe even a bicycle!" - Bookpage
Charise Mericle Harper

Charise Mericle Harper is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children's books and series, including the Just Grace series, the Fashion Kitty series, and the Next Best Junior Chef series. Harper's signature wit, kid-friendly illustrations, and wholly original style have made her a familiar name with caregivers, educators, and librarians looking for books that encourage imagination and showcase art education. Charise lives with her family and furry pets in Portland, Oregon.

Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Union Square Kids
Publication date
August 01, 2023
I Cannot Draw
BISAC categories
JUV019000 - Juvenile Fiction | Humorous Stories
JUV051000 - Juvenile Fiction | Imagination & Play
JUV002130 - Juvenile Fiction | Animals | Horses
Library of Congress categories
Picture books
Animal fiction

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