Simone Shin is an award-winning illustrator whose work includes The Red Bicycle. In her spare time, she likes to create things with fabric and cardboard for fun --- game boards, telephones, record players, violins, dollhouses, just about anything she can think of. Simone currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Jude Isabella started writing kids' books when she was managing editor of YES Mag: Canada's Science Magazine for Kids. A resident of Victoria, British Columbia, Jude lives with her husband, a raccoon that refuses to be evicted from the bicycle shed and a small group of deer that graze in the garden each summer. When she's not writing or interviewing scientists, Jude is most likely to be found riding her pretty green bicycle.
... it provides an extensive amount of clearly written information,
from how a bicycle is transported across the continents to the
ripple of economic benefits felt throughout the community.--Quill &
...offers multiple access points and opportunities for critical literacy lessons and dialogue focusing on equity and critical and responsible citizenship.--ETFO Voice
A fine addition to the CitizenKid series.--Booklist
A strong option for social studies curricula, this noteworthy title will encourage kids to think globally.--School Library Journal
Appealingly illustrated by Shin, this is a particularly good depiction of the ripple effect that can follow one generous act.--The New York Times
Isabella's straightforward and specific prose is brought to life by Shin's textured and upbeat illustrations, which provide windows into the different places along Big Red's route.--The Horn Book Magazine