I liked very much – and my grand children too – the first 3 “Bikers Are Animals” children’s books by avid motorcyclist, author and cartoonist Paul Jamiol. Each of his books bring young readers into a world of motorcycle-riding animals, breaking down the stereotype that anyone who rides a motorcycle is bad and inspiring a new generation of riders. In the 4th in a series, “Bikers Are Animals – Working And Riding”, after a hard workday, motorcycle-riding animals head out on the open road with their young ones!
Jamiol’s newly introduced young characters are proud of their adults and what they do for work. After the workday is done, they would rather ride with their adults than sit in front of a TV or play video games. They explore the open road together, experiencing the sights, sounds and freedom that is lacking in the confines of an automobile. Their love of riding brings them together in a unique way.
The young characters (bears, an elephant, a hawk, a squirrel, and a raccoon, to name a few) are male and female, personable and fun, and are as independent as their adults. The young reader will meet them and, through the eyes of these young critters, will see the pride and respect between adult and youngster. This journey into their world will spark the young reader’s imagination in a positive way.
In Jamiol’s first two books, he introduced his cartoon menagerie on “cool” motorcycles, showing children and parents that those involved in motorcycling are intelligent and caring. In his 3rd, the characters from BAA1 go on a riding adventure. Now, in the new Bikers Are Animal – Working And Riding – Jamiol has created 16 new, young characters who are the sons, daughters, grand kids, nieces, nephews and siblings of his adult characters. These engaging youngsters proudly introduce their adults and explain about their occupations, and then each goes riding with his/her adult parent, where it’s all about bonding and having fun.
Paul Jamiol is the longest-running motorcycle rights’ cartoonist in the United States. In 2003, the National Coalition of Motorcyclists (NCOM) honored Paul’s consistent stands for motorcyclists’ rights by awarding him their Pro-Motorcyclists Cartoonist Award.
Jamiol illustrated and self-published the Classic Motorcycle Calendar© (a collection of his pencil drawings) from 1983-1996.The American Motorcyclist Association commissioned Paul Jamiol to create a mural as one of its inaugural exhibits for the August 1990 AMA Heritage Museum Opening in Westerville, OH. He was the sole artist for the 30-ft wall mural, the first of its kind, entitled “Women in Motorcycling.” Jamiol honored all women motorcyclists with drawings of over 40 women and their contributions to motorcycling. And he is also a long time very faithful and attentive reader of this website…
You can order each or all of his 4 children’s books by going to Bikers Are Animals. 4th in the series is 38 pages, $14.95.