Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus

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Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus

By John Grandits; Michael Allen Austin (Illustrator)

Clarion Books, Hardcover, 9780618788224, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 4, 2011

Description
Kyle is dreading his first trip aboard the school bus. Luckily, his big brother, James, is a school bus expert. James gives Kyle ten rules for riding the bus that he absolutely, positively "must "obey if he wants to avoid getting laughed at or yelled at, pushed around, or even pounded. During his fateful ride, Kyle grapples with each unbreakable rule. Along the way, he discovers that the school bus isn t so bad, and he may even have a thing or two to teach his brother.


About the Author
John Grandits is an award-winning book and magazine designer and the author of Beatrice Black Bear, a monthly cartoon for Click magazine. He lives in Red Bank, N.J., with his wife, Joanne, a children s librarian, and Gilbert, an evil cat. His first book of concrete poetry, Technically, It s Not My Fault, followed the adventures of a boy named Robert, who was often in conflict with his older sister, Jessie. Blue Lipstick gives Jessie a chance to tell her side of the story.

Michael Allen Austin is the award-winning illustrator of several children's books. "Publishers Weekly" has exclaimed that his illustrations are "wild and wily," and "Booklist" has called his art "unusual and exuberant." He lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kim, and their own wild animal, Riley the sheepdog. His website is www.austinillustration.com.


Praise For Ten Rules You Absolutely Must Not Break If You Want to Survive the School Bus

"Worthy of being shelved next to Jon Scieszka’s funniest."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

"Though his hair recalls Conan O'Brien, first-time school bus rider Kyle's anxiety-ridden narration is straight out of A Christmas Story."—Publishers Weekly

"The large, full-page acrylic illustrations constantly shift perspectives and points of view, adding energy, vivacity, and animation... Seasoned bus riders, and anyone who has been misguided by an older sibling’s advice, will certainly enjoy this outrageously humorous, well-told story."School Library Journal, starred review