The Wheels on the Bus

The Wheels on the Bus


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The Wheels on the Bus by Raffi, Sylvie Wickstrom

Illus. in full color. "With a jovial bus driver as host, readers have quite a ride ahead of them as the bus bounces through what appears to be a French town. In her first book the artist humorously injects the familiar song with cheerful new life."—Horn Book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517576458
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 03/28/1990
Series: Raffi Songs to Read Series
Edition description: Reissue
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 158,546
Product dimensions: 6.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 3 Years

About the Author

Raffi Cavoukian was born in Cairo, Egypt, in 1948 to Armenian parents. Music and literature were very much a part of Raffi’s own childhood, leading to his interest in learning the guitar as a teenager. In 1970 he began his career as a performer in local music spots and later transitioned to performing music for children. As his career progressed, Raffi realized there wasn’t quality recorded music for children. He then recorded and released Singable Songs for the Very Young. After its success, he recognized his fun songs could be adapted into books to help children read. Favorite songs were then printed in booklets, which were illustrated by the children themselves or by older students—as a result, the children had instant books that they could use at their own level of proficiency. This led to the publication of Down by the Bay and Shake My Sillies Out, followed by other titles in the Songs to Read series. In 1998, Raffi published his first book for adults—an autobiography detailing the story of his unique life and career, including his efforts to blend respect for both children and the natural world, in order to work toward a child-honoring society.

Sylvie Wickstrom was born in Casablanca in 1960. She lives with her partner, Barbara Lehman, in the Hudson Valley. Some of her heroes are Moomintroll, Frog and Toad, Babar and Winnie the Pooh.

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The Wheels on the Bus 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
di-diPA More than 1 year ago
perfect for any age, this timeless sing-a-long book is a big hit with tiny ones and older kids, too....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
loves2write More than 1 year ago
Just like another reviewer, we checked this book out of the library on a whim, and when I returned it and my 20-month old son walked around the house looking for it, I knew we needed to buy it! He had even asked for it "Bus! 'Round n Round!" We would read the book twice or three or four times--the first time reading it, talking about the detailed illustrations, the second (and third and fourth...) singing with it. I can't wait to give it to him for Christmas!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My granddaughter loves this book!! She has animations she does with each page.
Guest More than 1 year ago
My 1 1/2 year old son absolutely loves this book! I checked it out from the library and he missed it so much I had to buy it! He makes me read it over and over before he goes to bed.