Bicycles-shiny, whizzing, wobbly bicycles-scare Julian more than lions or tigers. But how can he tell that to his best friend, Gloria? She can already ride with no hands. So instead of telling the truth, Julian makes up a little fib. And he almost gets away with it-until his fib backfires and Julian finds himself in the biggest, most confounding fix ever.
When Gloria gets a new bike, Julian spends the summer avoiding her because of his fear of bikes.