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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers: Rhyme


Joe’s Bike Race by Malachy Doyle
Published by Poolbeg Press Ltd., 2001
ISBN 1-84223-025-5

When Miss Blackburn announces there’s no money for the school camping trip, Joe decides to fund raise for it. With the help of his dad he organises a bike race. The most amazing bicycles turn up, like Pete’s with a trailer attached, home to the sleeping twins, or the Firebrigandem carrying seven firemen.

Joe’s Bike Race by Malachy Doyle

Joe’s Bike Race is a Poolbeg Goldcrest Reader. Books in the series are characterised by simple language in large type and lots of amusing illustrations to sustain the interest of beginner readers as young as five or six.

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