The Seals on the Bus

The Seals on the Bus

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by Lenny Hort, G. Brian Karas
     
 

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Two children and their parents board a city bus on their way to a party.At the next stop, who should get on but a group of seals, who holler "ERRP, ERRP, ERRP" at the top of their lungs. Each time the bus stops a new kind of animal joins the passengers and adds to the din, to the children's delight and the parents' annoyance. But when several hissing skunks want to

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Two children and their parents board a city bus on their way to a party.At the next stop, who should get on but a group of seals, who holler "ERRP, ERRP, ERRP" at the top of their lungs. Each time the bus stops a new kind of animal joins the passengers and adds to the din, to the children's delight and the parents' annoyance. But when several hissing skunks want to come aboard, even the children cry "HELP! HELP! HELP!"

Now in big-book format, this hilarious version of the beloved children's song "The Wheels on the Bus"will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2-In this send-up of the traditional activity song, an unsuspecting family of four is joined by seven successive sets of animals (seals, geese, rabbits, monkeys, vipers, sheep, and skunks) on their bus ride to a local fair. So instead of swishing with the wipers or beeping with the horn, children "hiss" with the vipers and "honk" with the geese, and the bus driver, who happens to be a tiger, goes "ROAR, ROAR, ROAR." Karas's mixed-media cartoon collages wonderfully convey Hort's hyperbole. Kids will love adding these zoological lyrics to the ever-expanding onomatopoeia of "The Wheels on the Bus."-John Sigwald, Unger Memorial Library, Plainview, TX Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Kirkus Reviews
With a tiger at the wheel, the big purple bus rolls all over town, picking up a menagerie of passengers from sheep ("BAAAH, BAAAH, BAAAH") to vipers—get it? — ("HISS, HISS, HISS") to skunks ("SSSS, SSSS, SSSS") before disgorging its dismayed human riders ("HELP! HELP! HELP!") at an outdoor party. Though wild creatures waddle, tramp, or slither aboard by troops there's always room for more in Karas's (Raising Sweetness, 1999, etc.) gleeful paint-and-paper collage scenes. The scene on the bus is bound to provoke a great reaction and reading (or honking) along is inevitable. It's a frolicsome spin on the familiar play rhyme, and a surefire alternative or follow-up to Maryann Kovalski's Wheels on the Bus (1987) or Paul Zelinsky's classic popup version (1990). Hop onboard. (Picture book. 5-7)

From the Publisher

“This picture book needs only one thing: a group of children to sing along.” —Booklist

“What happened to the wheels? Clearly, the animals have taken over a favorite preschool song...Don't miss the ride.” —The Horn Book, starred review

“A loud and happy road trip.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780805072631
Publisher:
Square Fish
Publication date:
07/02/2003
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
497,849
Product dimensions:
7.97(w) x 9.98(h) x 0.09(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

LENNY HORT is the author of several acclaimed books for children, including Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza? He lives in New Jersey with his family.

G. BRIAN KARAS has illustrated many books for children, including My Crayons Talk. Mr. Karas lives with his family in upstate New York.

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Seals on the Bus (Big Book) 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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psycheKK More than 1 year ago
Pretty much everyone who has a child or ever was a child is familiar with "The Wheels on the Bus", but did you know there is a sequel -- and, no I don't mean the fifty-odd verses that seem to go with the original. The sequel is -- you guessed it! -- The Seals on the Bus. The Seals on the Bus, written by Lenny Holt, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Henry Holt and Company, 2000.   Preschool to Early Elementary The Wheels on the Bus is a fun song. The Seals on the Bus is a funny book. If you know the tune for the first, you'll have no trouble singing the second. The illustrations are appropriately silly; this is not the place for realism. So funny book, great illustrations, kids love it -- need I say more?
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