A bicycle is a symbol of fun, simplicity, colour, adventure and happiness - everything a childhood should be filled with. Yet just as the humble bicycle can give all these experiences and feelings to children, it can represent what many of the world's children don't have.
In September 2008, internationally renowned author and illustrator Colin Thompson visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle was central to so many people's lives, he was inspired to create The Bicycle. Following on from 2008 CBCA honour-winning Dust, The Bicycle is a beautiful picture book that explores how the bicycle fits into our lives in all different kinds of situations.
Featuring the illustrations of fourteen internationally acclaimed artists, including Quentin Blake, Tony Ross, Shaun Tan and Freya Blackwood, The Bicycle is a celebration of how much we can help others through simple acts of charity. Save the Children is committed to creating a world where every child has a safe and happy childhood
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Today, Save the Children Australia is a part of a global movement of 29 national organisations, working together as one Save the Children to deliver programs in over 126 countries.
Save the Children Australia works in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Laos, Timor Leste, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and right here in Australia.
Save the Children also work in partnership - planning, implementing and evaluating programs - with other Save the Children national organisations in Africa, Asia and Latin America.Colin Thompson
is an internationally recognised author and illustrator whose books have won many awards, including a Children's Book Council Notable Book for Fearless, illustrated by Sarah Davis, and a CBC Honour Book for Dust, Colin's first book for Save the Children.
Harper Collins Australia
Author: Colin Thompson
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