A stunning picture book featuring the works of fourteen internationally acclaimed illustrators, including Quentin Blake, Shaun Tan, Freya Blackwood and Tony Ross. All royalties from sales of THE BICYCLE will be donated to Save the Children.
In 2008, Colin thompson visited Cambodia with Save the Children. Struck by the way the humble bicycle was central to so many people lives, he was inspired to create THE BICYCLE, his second picture book for the charity.
THE BICYCLE features separate illustrations from internationally acclaimed artists – including Quentin Blake, Shaun tan, tony Ross and Freya Blackwood – which celebrate the liberating joy of two wheels. Sprinkled throughout are delightful quotes from famous people, as well as quotes from Cambodian children such as 14-year-old Dany, who describes his bicycle as his ‘best friend’. All royalties from the sale of THE BICYCLE will go to Save the Children, an organisation that works to improve the quality of children’s lives around the world.
‘Today I read this book and it changed my life. Lots of people have told me that we are a very lucky world but when I read this book I discovered I was way more luckier than I thought I was. I didn’t know that there was a country that was slowly dissolving happiness’ – Gretta Ray, 9, writing about DUST, our first book for Save the Children.
‘This book is not just a great fund-raiser, it’s also a stunning collection of art from some of the world’s best illustrators and an important window into the lives of less-privileged children.’ – Sunday Age