The Bus Driver

The Bus Driver

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by Todd Harris Goldman, Todd H. Doodler
     
 

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The Bus Driver is a clever counting book chronicling a typical day and route in a bus driver's life. Kids will love counting along from 1 to 10 as our bus driver picks up more and more passengers with different occupations from all walks of life—and then they can count down from 10 to 1 as the driver drops them off and winds down for theSee more details below

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The Bus Driver is a clever counting book chronicling a typical day and route in a bus driver's life. Kids will love counting along from 1 to 10 as our bus driver picks up more and more passengers with different occupations from all walks of life—and then they can count down from 10 to 1 as the driver drops them off and winds down for the day.

Todd H. Doodler's engaging illustrations and rhyming text are right on the mark. Parents will enjoy reading and counting as much as their children. Come on aboard and join the fun!

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Doodler, the pen name for artist Todd Harris Goldman, counts from one to 10 and back again, as a bus fills up with passengers and then drops them off at their destinations. The characters’ arrivals and departures unfold in lively rhymes, though the meter is all over the place (“Around the corner, three fireman were out of luck,/ stranded with a broken truck./ He picked up four boys covered in dirt,/ then five basketball players wearing their team shirt”). The crisp, brightly colored digital cartoons are attention-getting, and the bus shape of the book, with wheels protruding from the bottom edge, is a nice touch. Up to age 4. (Jan.)
Kirkus Reviews
This bus-shaped board book lets little ones count up to 10 and count down again as various passengers get on and off. One bus driver starts his route, and a multicultural cast, including two girls, three firemen, four boys and five basketball players, boards his double-decker bus in turn. The number of passengers increases cumulatively, up to eight dogs (each of which is plagued by nine fleas) and 10 teachers, filling the bus to capacity at the book's midsection. Now the passengers exit the bus in reverse order, creating a countdown. The virtually unnecessary text is written in stiff rhymes that don't scan, but Doodler's highly saturated, graphic cartoons are appealing. Even though he only depicts "firemen" and male basketball players, his doctors, nurses and teachers are gender-diverse. The boarding and disembarking of passengers makes for a satisfying and clear counting experience for youngsters. While an imperfect ride, it may still entice toddlers to take a round trip. (Board book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307979087
Publisher:
Random House Children's Books
Publication date:
03/27/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
22
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
3 Months to 3 Years

Meet the Author

TODD H. DOODLER is the pen name for Todd H. Goldman, a well-known pop artist and founder of David & Goliath, a company that produces clothing and other merchandise that feature his designs. As a child, Todd dreamed of being a Russian figure skater. Unfortunately for Todd, he could not skate and was not Russian, so he decided to doodle instead. Though he faced discouragement from many, he was determined to turn his love of drawing into a career. Todd launched David & Goliath in 2000 to great success. Todd also sells his work as fine art. He  branched out into children's publishing in 2009 and is the author of Peas on Earth, Animal Soup, The Zoo I Drew, and the Bear in Underwear series. Todd lives in Los Angeles. 

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