×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-along Storybook
  • Alternative view 1 of The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-along Storybook
  • Alternative view 2 of The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-along Storybook
     

The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-along Storybook

5.0 1
by Penny Dale
 
WHO WANTS TO RIDE ON THE BUS?

The boy on this bus drives round and round -- but his passengers aren’t quite what you’d expect! Hop on board as a very merry group oinks, quacks, and clucks its way through the countryside in a brand-new version of a classic children’s song.

A comically crowded bus carries a furry, feathered cast of

Overview

WHO WANTS TO RIDE ON THE BUS?

The boy on this bus drives round and round -- but his passengers aren’t quite what you’d expect! Hop on board as a very merry group oinks, quacks, and clucks its way through the countryside in a brand-new version of a classic children’s song.

A comically crowded bus carries a furry, feathered cast of characters in a familiar sing-along with a funny farmyard twist.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

PreS-Gr 1
This uninspired spin-off features a child driving a red bus through the fields, picking up various farm animals on his way. The pencil and watercolor pictures are pleasant enough, but follow the text exactly and add no surprises or additional information to the story. Children expecting to sing along will get bogged down at "The boy on the bus says . . . " because, unlike the traditional song, his instructions do not rhyme and they are not repeated three times. The book ends with a bus full of noisy animals driving around without any clear destination or purpose, except to take a ride. It all seems rather pointless. Lenny Hort's The Seals on the Bus (Holt, 2000) is far more inventive and humorous.
—Martha SimpsonCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Kirkus Reviews
Take the "Wheels on the Bus" tune, throw in a slew of extra verses, add pencil-and-watercolor illustrations and you have Dale's welcome reworking of the sometimes-too-familiar song. A young boy drives the big red vehicle, whose sign reads "SPECIAL," through the verdant countryside. Different animals board the bus one by one, and their sounds form the heart of most verses ("The ducks on the bus go "Quack! Quack! Quack!"). Once it looks like the bus can't get any more crowded, it pulls up to a huge and varied flock of sheep. Where can they ride? On the roof, of course. The boy helps them climb up, then drives out of sight, the bus surrounded by all the words for the animal sounds. Dale's soft-focus pictures are spot-on for her young audience, who'll love to sing along. (Picture book. 2-6)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780763633813
Publisher:
Candlewick Press
Publication date:
06/12/2007
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
9.88(w) x 11.68(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

Penny Dale says, "I realized 'The Wheels on the Bus' could be the perfect vehicle(!) to get lots of animals noisily pushing and shoving and singing together." The author-illustrator of many books for children, Penny Dale lives in Wales.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews

The Boy on the Bus: A Sing-along Storybook 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Autumn2 More than 1 year ago
We picked this book up from our local library. This is a great book to read/sing along to. You know the song the Wheels on the Bus well same concept only with farm animals. How cool is that. K loved singing along with me and the pictures were great to look at. This is an awesome fresh read for us that kept us singing well after the story was over.