by Jim Aylesworth
Illustrated by Richard Hull
Compare the journey taken by this young boy with the journey taken by Stringbean in Stringbean's Trip to the Shining Sea by Vera B. Williams with illustrations by Vera Williams and Jennifer Williams (Greenwillow, 1988).
Use the postcards sent in the Williams's title as a prototype or example to help readers of Aylesworth's book to create postcards to be sent from each of the boy's stop. Be sure to ask them to research the locations for authenic information to include in the illustrations, text on the back of the postcard, and the postage stamp.
Aylesworth, Jim. My Sister's Rusty Bike. Illustrated by Richard Hull Atheneum, 1996. 32 pages. ISBN: 0689317980.