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Bus Stops

Bus Stops

by Taro Gomi, Chronicle Books
     
 
This simple story, following a bus on its daily route, encourages children to find a variety of objects in the illustrations. Bursting with color, Taro Gomi transforms an everyday event into a joyous journey from start to finish.

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This simple story, following a bus on its daily route, encourages children to find a variety of objects in the illustrations. Bursting with color, Taro Gomi transforms an everyday event into a joyous journey from start to finish.

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From the Publisher
Hurry don't miss this bus! The Mailbox
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
As a bus progresses on its route to the garage, where it will park for the night, various travelersactors, commuters, familieshop off at their stops. When a number of riders is named (for example, 10 baseball players disembark and head for a playing field), readers can count along, but more often, the text suggests different objects to pick out from each spread. Gomi's pictures are beautifully composed, using white space to carve out both the horizon and the shape of the bus. Gomi's illustrations will appeal to children for their simplicity, and to adults for their strong graphics. No ages given. (Dec.)
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2 Simple full-color, double-page illustrations couple with a straightforward text to chronicle the daily travel of a bus and its many different riders. Children will easily recognize the people and places, which range from a stop at an old church where two sightseers get off to a baseball field where ten players jog off. A ``subtext'' invites readers to find another unrelated person or object in each illustration. Clean shapes, effective use of negative space, and minimal text create an appealing, open format. The book lends itself to sharing with individuals or in small groups to stimulate discussion. It may also serve to introduce a variety of concepts such as travel by bus, counting, and different activities that people enjoy. Maria B. Salvadore, District of Columbia Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780811824590
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
BOARD
Pages:
34
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.12(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Taro Gomi has created more than 350 books for readers of all ages. He lives in Japan.

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