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The Wheels on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus

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by Jane Cabrera
     
 

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"The wheels on the bus go round and round..." Yes, but what's on the bus? Lots of adorable animals! And they're not staying quiet. The lion roars; the monkeys chatter. The hyenas think the whole scene is ridiculous and are laughing hysterically. Watch out for the crocodile, whose jaws go snap, snap, snap! this raucous rendition of a favorite song will have everyone

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"The wheels on the bus go round and round..." Yes, but what's on the bus? Lots of adorable animals! And they're not staying quiet. The lion roars; the monkeys chatter. The hyenas think the whole scene is ridiculous and are laughing hysterically. Watch out for the crocodile, whose jaws go snap, snap, snap! this raucous rendition of a favorite song will have everyone roaring, chattering, and chomping before the animals reach their stop.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
PreS-K—This version of a favorite children's song/action rhyme is a delightful romp through the African landscape. Wild animals of all kinds wait for the bus on the endpapers. Subsequently, each one has a verse as it roars, chomps, and chatters in turn while the bus drives on through the jungle. The text offers good possibilities for participation: the chameleon plays hide-and-seek, the hyena says "ha, ho, hee," and the bush babies go "snore, snore, snore," etc. The penultimate verse has all the animals saying, "Are we there yet?" as the giraffe driver delivers them to their water-hole destination where they all happily "Splish! Splash! Splosh!" The exuberant oil illustrations are beautifully bright and lush, done in tropical colors that provide a vivid backdrop for the bus and its passengers. Although several books are based on the song, this one should be a surefire winner, and it will certainly enliven storytimes. Not to be missed.—Judith Constantinides, formerly at East Baton Rouge Parish Main Library, LA
Kirkus Reviews

Cabrera continues to adapt nursery rhymes and children's songs (Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush, 2010, etc.) into interactive picture books for the young preschool set, here taking on that beloved bus ride.

Similar to Lenny Hort's Seals on the Bus, illustrated by G. Brian Karas (2000), this treatment populates the bus with a menagerie of African animals ranging from the common lion and zebra to lesser-known flamingos and bush babies. Most animals make a trio of sounds, like the monkeys' "Chatter, chatter, chatter" or the hyena's "Ha, ho, hee," but on occasion there is action: The chameleon "plays Hide-and-seek." The tale ends as the giraffe driver delivers the wild riders to a watering hole with a satisfying "SPLISH! SPLASH! SPLOSH! All day long!" Readers will enjoy the journey Cabrera illustrates with her easily recognizable style—bright hues outlined in black, with a finger-paint–like texture.

Sure to be a lively addition to storytimes and one of those titles that are begged to be read aloud again and again. (Picture book. 2-4)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823423507
Publisher:
Holiday House, Inc.
Publication date:
07/19/2011
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
290,246
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 10.40(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
2 - 5 Years

Meet the Author

Jane Cabrera has written and illustrated numerous picture books that have been published all over the world. She has young children of her own with whom she loves to share nursery songs. She is a graphic designer and artist. Some of her titles for Holiday House includes "Mommy, Carry Me Please!", "Old Mother Hubbard", "Old Macdonald Had A Farm".

Jane Cabrera has written and illustrated numerous picture books that have been published all over the world. She has young children of her own with whom she loves to share nursery songs. She is a graphic designer and artist. Some of her titles for Holiday House includes Mommy, Carry Me Please!, Old Mother Hubbard, Old Macdonald Had A Farm.

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