I Cannot Draw a Bicycle
I Cannot Draw a Bicycle

I Cannot Draw a Bicycle

By Charise Mericle Harper


Publication Date: August 1, 2023

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Ages 3 to 8, Grades P to 3

Award-winning author and illustrator Charise Mericle Harper creates a laugh-out-loud picture book about making something out of nothing, a companion title to I Cannot Draw a Horse.


The Horse wants a bicycle.

A bicycle is hard to draw.

The Book cannot draw a bicycle.

But the Book CAN draw shapes.


Can the Horse and the Cat build a bicycle from shapes? Or will their dreams end in pieces?



“Creative an loaded with humor, this story will have kids giggling in seconds and trying their hand at drawing a horse—or at least a gumdrop.” —Booklist (starred review)


“Part Ed Emberley, with a dash of Pigeon, and entirely meta.” —Kirkus Reviews


“Harper’s illustrations make so much of so little, using a very limited palette and simple shapes, inviting readers into an artist’s notebook. With a little imagination and some paper, ‘nothing’ can become quite something. —Horn Book Magazine


“An easy-to-read text with exclamatory speech bubbles and pictorial antics will tickle funny bones in this off-kilter circular story.” —School Library Journal

About the Author

Charise Mericle Harper is the award-winning author and illustrator of numerous children’s books and series, including the Just Grace series, the Fashion Kitty series, and the Next Best Junior Chef series. Harper’s signature wit, kid-friendly illustrations, and wholly original style have made her a familiar name with caregivers, educators, and librarians looking for books that encourage imagination and showcase art education. Charise lives with her family and furry pets in Portland, Oregon.

Format: Hardcover Picture Book

Length: 48 pages

Publisher: Union Square Kids

ISBN: 9781454945956

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