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Chipper and the Unicycle: A Kids Book about a Circus Clown Who Wants to Learn Something New That Answers the Question, What Is Perseverance? Paperback – 13 Jun 2011
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While on a trip to Europe to get some fresh, new ideas for tricks, Chipper sees a picture of a unicycle. Here is his answer! And "To learn this new trick/Should be easy and quick," he thinks.
Not so. Chipper falls off the bike, runs into trees, and even blows a tire. He gives up and tries to return the bike. But he must learn perseverance, a term Winn has introduced in the beginning of the book. The idea of perseverance, though complex for small children, is important. Young children (and even adults) often become impatient when they are unable to accomplish some act--playing an instrument, learning a tough subject in school, riding a bike, doing ballet, and many other activities in life. They need perseverance.
After practicing and practicing, Chipper finally succeeds in riding the unicycle. In his story, children learn that in order to succeed in doing something that may look fun, they must practice and persevere.
Once again, a worthwhile story in Winn's Cardboard Box Series.