A little girl sees a shiny new bicycle in the shop window. She hurries home to see if she has enough money in her piggy bank, but when she comes up short, she knocks on the doors of her neighbors, hoping to do their yardwork. They all turn her away except for a kindly old woman. The woman and the girl work through the seasons, side by side. They form a tender friendship. When the weather warms, the girl finally has enough money for the bicycle. She runs back to the store, but the bicycle is gone! What happens next shows the reward of hard work and the true meaning of generosity.
This sweet wordless picture book can be used in speech therapy to target problem solving, character analysis and predicting. It is also great for noticing character expressions and for sequencing! Discover more of the speech and language teaching concepts for using The Girl and the Bicycle in speech therapy below: