Bikers Are Animals: A Children’s Book On Motorcycling Vol. 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Paul Jamiol – Book
Bikers Are Animals: A Children’s Book On Motorcycling Vol. 1, 2, 3 and 4 by Paul Jamiol.
This is a great new biker book series for kids. Written and illustrated by Paul Jamiol, these books take the old “bikers are animals” saying and makes it a positive as a variety of cool actual animals (like Bandit the dog, Thor the bear, and Zig and Zag the apes) are seen cruising on their bikes and being a part of the biker culture.
These books are not your usual Barney the Purple Dinosaur kind of lame stuff for kids; they’re cool, fun and perfect for kids from a home where a big bike is as much a part of the décor as is the TV and the microwave. They’re in large format (8.5″X11″) and are filled with about forty pages of full color illustrations, fun text and even a coloring book section.
The characters in this riding adventure speak to the child by what they do. Their brief little stories tell of what they love, and how motorcycles and riding enhance their lives and their relationships.
The emphasis is on safety, working together and caring about yourself, others and your motorcycle. The animals are of different species and get along well, mirroring the human experience of understanding that the differences in people makes us all a little better.
Some of the animals are large and some are small but their pride in what they do is evident. Each character has his/her own individual look and their own individual motorcycle. They ride, form clubs for fun, build motorcycles, and enjoy different rides for different reasons.
There is a Motorcycling Tips page for kids from the Bikers are Animals Safety Team. Towards the end of the book, at the
Bikers are Animals Garage, there is even a special section with line drawings of several characters. Here, the parent can
photocopy the page for the child and give them a chance to use their creativity by coloring them in for themselves.
Many in public view motorcyclists as big burly animals who care about nothing but themselves. In reality,it just ain’t so.
Jamiol’s book shows both the parent and child that motorcycling is fun and that you absolutely cannot judge a person by
who they are or what they look like.