CHRIS RASCHKA, the 2012 Caldecott Medalist, is an avid bike rider and wrote a 2010 New York Times op-ed piece, ""Braking Away,"" about the importance of obeying the rules of the road while on a bicycle. He has written and/or illustrated over 30 books for children, including the 2012 Caldecott Medal winner A Ball for Daisy, which was also a New York Times Best Illustrated Book and described byThe Horn Book in a starred review as ""noteworthy for both its artistry and its child appeal."" His other books include the 2006 Caldecott Medal winner, The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster; the Caldecott Honor Book Yo? Yes!, and the ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book Good Sports.
Starred Review, Booklist, April 15, 2013: "Deceptively simple and perfectly paced for read-alouds, this latest from the two-time Caldecott medalist captures a child's everyday experience with gentle, joyful sensitivity." Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, February 25, 2013: "Adults will close the book with a lump in their throats, children with a firm sense of purpose." Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews, March 15, 2013: "A wry, respectful ode to a rite of passage that's both commonplace and marvelous. This is one fun ride!" Starred Review, School Library Journal, March 2013: "The artist's marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment."