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Moto Mike the Motorbike by Deano Yipadee

Farmer Tom and his tractor are leading the annual pumpkin parade. When the tractor wheel jolts off the edge of a bridge, Tom finds himself in a bit of a pickle. Enter Nee Naw's friend, Moto Mike, who swiftly takes action and saves the day.

From the creator of the best-selling Nee Naw and Friends books, author Deano Yipadee introduces readers to another exciting character. 

The book follows its predecessors with a catchy, easy-to-sing melody. The song is available to stream or download, but it's not necessarily needed as the book works perfectly fine as a story.

Yipadee uses his tried and true formula to introduce a new character. The police motorbike is a fun addition that will appeal to any transportation-loving child. While it's a familiar format, Yipadee keeps it fresh with a new predicament for Nee Naw and the gang to solve.

Illustrator Bruce Potter adds to the excitement, creating vehicles of all shapes and sizes that are full of personality and colour. There's lots of little details to spot - from Red Bands to snow-capped mountains - that make the setting feel familiar for readers.

Generations of children gravitate towards transportation, with all things wheels a universally loved theme. Yipadee hits the jackpot with his Nee Naw series.


Reviewer: Rebekah Lyell



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