Wheels on the Busby Jane Cabrera
"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.
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)
- Gullane Children's Books
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- 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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My 2 yr old loves this spin on the classic song. We read it everyday, multiple times a day!