By Janet Morgan Stoeke
(Dutton Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780525478058, 24pp.)
Publication Date: July 5, 2007
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For very young children about to embark on their own school bus trips, here is a simple and playful book about this exciting rite of passage. Several kindergartners from the neighborhood gather at the bus stop and mount the steps for their important ride. They might be a little scared at first, but soon all turns to joy as the big yellow bus rumbles them off to school. Children will love the candy-colored pictures of little ones just like themselves. And the very easy rhyming text with its repetitive refrain will have them chanting along in no time.
Janet Morgan Stoeke is the creator of the hen Minerva Louise, who has appeared in many books. She lives in Alexandria, Virginia. Visit her website at http://www.minervalouise.com