Hi, it’s me, Erin. Today I will tell you about the last 2 books for Book Week. The Patchwork Bike is one of them. It is written by Maxine Beneba Clarke. The illustrator is Van T Rudd.
When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items. You can even make a number plate from bark. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sand hills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home. – The Patchwork Bike
The second book is Out by Angela May George. It is illustrated by Owen Swan.
A little girl flees her homeland, making a long and treacherous boat journey with her mother to seek asylum in Australia. Told from the little girl’s point of view, the story is both heartbreaking and triumphant, allowing timely and sensitive discussion of what drives people to become refugees and the challenges they face. – Out
Have you read either of these books? Let us know what you thought of them in the comments section!