The Wheels on the Bus
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The Wheels on the Bus

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by Paul O. Zelinsky
     
 

The 25th anniversary edition of a beloved classic

Over a million young readers have enjoyed the wheels that go round, doors that open and shut, and people who go bumpety-bump. Today it remains as fresh and engaging as when it was first published twenty five years ago.

To celebrate the anniversary, Paul O. Zelinsky has created an all-new cover featuring

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Overview

The 25th anniversary edition of a beloved classic

Over a million young readers have enjoyed the wheels that go round, doors that open and shut, and people who go bumpety-bump. Today it remains as fresh and engaging as when it was first published twenty five years ago.

To celebrate the anniversary, Paul O. Zelinsky has created an all-new cover featuring twenty five, hidden 25s. Some are the number 25 and others are 25 of something in the picture. Can you find them all?

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In an ingeniously designed, deftly executed lift-the-flap (and pull-the-tab) book, Zelinsky elaborates on the well-known and much-loved children's song. Not only do its wheels go round and round, but the bus here also has doors that open and shut, windshield wipers that move back and forth, and so on. The text consists of the lyrics of the song itself, but Zelinsky has neatly inserted a number of visual subplots that flesh out the story--one involving a boy with a boxful of adventurous kittens, another a motorcyclist and her runaway puppy, a third a young man with a guitar. The music and refrain are included on the back cover, and those unfamiliar with the song may well want to bone up in order to sing the book's praises to the most appropriate tune. Ages 2-8. (Oct.)
School Library Journal
The wheels on the bus literally go 'round in this brilliantly designed and produced pop-up edition of the familiar participation song. The realistic special effects use pull-tabs plus a few lifted flaps; doors open and close, wipers swish, babies comically ``WAAAH!,'' and mothers ``Shh!'' as the bus bounces its way ``all over town,'' arriving at last at the Overtown Public Library in time for a musical program. A compressed, undulating perspective and swirling colors animate each vigorously busy scene. Figures are rendered with slightly exaggerated but individual gestures and expressions, and there's plenty of detail and byplay for readers to pick out. The song, with its repeated but contained gestures, is a perfect choice for a pop-up, for the art and engineering are woven together seamlessly, and the book will lose little of its appeal after the moving parts have run their race. Music is included on the back cover. --John Peters, New York Public Library

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780525446446
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
09/28/2015
Pages:
16
Sales rank:
14,589
Product dimensions:
11.50(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Paul Zelinsky was born in Evanston, Illinois. He attended Yale University, where he took a course with Maurice Sendak, which later inspired him to pursue a career in children's books. Afterwards he received a graduate degree in painting from Tyler School of Art, in Philadelphia and Rome. Paul Zelinsky lives in New York with his wife, Deborah.

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The Wheels on the Bus: 10th Anniversary Special Edition 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I wholeheartedly Agree with everyone else's comments about this book, but I also wanted to add for anyone who is concerned that this book is very durable. I didn't think it would last, but it has!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Delightful for a child of any age but especially in the 2-3 year range! We love it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This wonderfully illustrated, pop-up version of this great traditional song, has been a favorite of both of our children. They enjoy the interaction with the book, while they sing the song.
LakeSherwood More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my granddaughters who are one -- they loved the song when they were younger. They like books with pull tabs/flaps so much that they will sit still while I read them one. However, the pages need to be relatively simple, and the pages in this book are too cluttered. I did not even enjoy it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This adorable book has been one of my Grandchildren's favorites. I love it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
we gave this to my son at 2yrs old and he loved it a little too much!! We are about to order copy #2 as part of his "new big brother" gift.
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juliechase100 More than 1 year ago
This was a great book to get my godson excited to ride the bus.
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teentodmom More than 1 year ago
We bought this book for our 2 year old daughter and she loves spinning the wheels and playing with the other movable parts of the book. She loves to sing the wheels on the bus song as we play and read the book. Expensive but worth it.
gammaSR More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book for my 18 month old granddaughter because a friend had passed on an older, very worn copy of it to us. She loved it, but many of the moving parts were torn or missing, and I wanted her to experience it fresh & new. She loves it! She has learned to be gentle with it now, and delights in making the wipers work, the wheels roll, the windows slide, shush the babies, etc. But the illustrations are so rich in detail that studying each page is delightful too. And of course, the song is so engaging that it keeps being asked for "again" many times over. Great gift, but the moving parts require a bit of gentleness.
MamaNik More than 1 year ago
My boys both love this book! They have such a great time opening and closing the doors & windows - and playing with all of the other moving parts!! We do have to watch them witht the book so they don't rip it, but it holds up well even with a nutty 2.5 year old! Great book!!
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