Having a young child I can’t help but wonder what he thinks about my bicycle love (obsession)
Here is Max watching a little bit of the Tour and I notice a little extra thumb sucking when Jerome Pineau got a few more points in the mountains.
I already know he’s got some skills developing that will help him get through the feed zones and still be able to keep his hands on the bars.
But a diet of stuffed monkey is not enough to sustain him for the grueling demands of training for the greatest bike race in the world.
Luckily I was sent an amazing new book to inspire him.
It’s called POPUP Tour de France by Paint Box Press, a publishing company with the tag line, “Imaginative picture books for children and adults.”
Designed by Pamela Pease, each page literally comes to life with history, information, facts and innovative pop-up designs explaining all aspects of the Tour de France.
From the first page the reader gets immersed in bicycle history. First there is this incredible 3 dimensional explanation of the history of the bicycle with a rich background of cycling posters from the past.
Moving on through the book there are great visuals depicting the race itself, The Team and what consists of its members, the Caravan, the Yellow Jersey and just about all every aspect of this epic event.
There is even a glossary in the back for sharpening your French terms so you can follow along, such as L’Arrivee (finish line) and Contre La Montre (against the clock)
I can’t say enough good things about this book and it’s the perfect gift for kids new to the sport to seasoned cycling fans.
Thanks to Paint Box Press for sending me this review copy. Both Max and I love it!