Bus Stops

Bus Stops

by Taro Gomi
     
 

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Brilliantly rendered drawings show the everyday events that make cities come alive. A simple text details the bus's path and riders, while a subtext challenges children to find a variety of objects and people. Gomi's pictures are beautifully composed, and will appeal to children for their simplicity and to adults for their strong graphics. Plus, this version includes

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Brilliantly rendered drawings show the everyday events that make cities come alive. A simple text details the bus's path and riders, while a subtext challenges children to find a variety of objects and people. Gomi's pictures are beautifully composed, and will appeal to children for their simplicity and to adults for their strong graphics. Plus, this version includes audio and a read-along setting.

Editorial Reviews

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
From the Publisher
Hurry don't miss this bus! The Mailbox

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781452122465
Publisher:
Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date:
10/09/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
894,378
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
3 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Taro Gomi is a resident of Tokyo, Japan, and has illustrated more than 100 books for children.

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