Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory
Published: 2012 by Allen & Unwin
Level: Early Years (R-2)
A rhyming story of elderly Albert who competes in a cycling race from Paris to Nice and Cote d'Azure for a fabulous prize. That's the part he likes. Albert rides along stopping along the way for 'a bit of a rest'. something happens to change the end of the race which is good luck for Albert 'who's sixty and poor'. A combination of familiar with Bob Graham's illustrations and fresh story with Peter Smith's rhyming text.