Book: Mike on a Bike in the Forest

Remember the joys of bicycling as a child? Foster that love in other children by giving them a copy of Mike on a Bike in a Forest (Infinity Publishing, $11). In his newest tale, Bozeman author Michael Hickey takes young Mike on his first mountain biking adventure (with his parents’ guidance). Not to worry, though—the safety-conscious Mike always sports a helmet and carefully minds the trail when speeding downhill. Illustrator Constance Bond Evans beautifully depicts rainbow trout, rustling aspen leaves, and the clear mountain lake that Mike sees on his ride. To be sure, the story’s glistening imagery and simple prose will inspire both children and adults alike to head out on their own bicycling expeditions.