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The School Bus Driver from the Black Lagoon

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There's a new bus driver at school. His name is T. Rex Fenderbender. Rumor has it that he drives like he's in the Indy 500 and he turns kids into his pit crew. Color illustrations throughout.
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Overview

There's a new bus driver at school. His name is T. Rex Fenderbender. Rumor has it that he drives like he's in the Indy 500 and he turns kids into his pit crew. Color illustrations throughout.
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Children's Literature - Children's Literature
A new bus driver is starting today and the imagination of the little boy waiting at the bus stop is running wild. It all starts with the driver's name--T. Rex Fenderbender. Thoughts of a Tyrannosaurus Rex driving the "magic ghoul bus" in the Indy 500 is only the beginning to this adventure of the imagination. The fanciful story continues with trips to a monster truck show, a ride down a set of train tracks, and a collision at the demolition derby. The only thing stopping this wild ride is the actual arrival of the bus and the realization that the driver is just a man and not a dinosaur. Teachers will like this story as a jump start for a creative writing assignment and readers will enjoy the action filled and humorous illustrations. 1999, Scholastic Inc., Ages 6 to 9, $10.25 and $3.25. Reviewer: Andrea Sears Andrews
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781599619576
  • Publisher: Spotlight (MN)
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Series: Black Lagoon Adventures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 437,764
  • Age range: 6 - 9 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author


Mike Thaler was born in Los Angeles in 1936. After moving to New York City, he started his professional career drawing cartoons for adults in 1960. A children's book editor saw one of these cartoons and encouraged Mike to write for children. Since then, Mike has written over 140 children’s books and has become known as America’s “Riddle King.” Mike says that writing and riddles are a powerful way to stimulate a child’s interest in learning and creating. He is an award-winning author and illustrator and has been called “one of the most creative people in children’s literature.” Mike currently lives in Canby, Oregon.

Jared Lee has illustrated more than 100 books for young readers. He has received awards from the Society of Illustrators, the Martha Kinney Cooper Ohioana Library Association, the National Cartoonists Society, and others. He lives in Ohio with his wife and a menagerie of dogs, cats, ponies, ducks, and a few unknown creatures.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2001

    A book worth reading to your child.......

    I found this book to be very thought out, inventive, and funny. It is also exactly how a child new to a school bus feels about it and the driver. Averyone who has child who is school age and getting ready to take a bus should get this book.

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