Title: Monsieur Albert Rides to Glory
Author: Peter Smith, Illustrated by Bob Graham
Publisher: Allen & Unwin Press
Size: 23.6cm x 23.4cm, 32 pages.
There's a hush in the crowd as the mayor lifts his gun,
then an ear-splitting Bang! and the race has begun,
with a flashing of goggles and pale cyclists' knees,
and a murmuring sound like the bumble of bees.
Monsieur Albert enters the Grand Cycle Race, but he's up against Francois, the champion of France. Can he possibly win?
Bob Graham has written and illustrated dozens of classic picture books. Peter Smith, a keen cyclist, is Bob's brother-in-law.