Tuesday, July 08, 2014

The Bus for Us

by Suzanne Bloom

The Bus For Us is the wonderfully illustrated story of Tess and Gus, two children waiting for the school bus to arrive.  And what a wait it is!  Poor Gus has to explain to little Tess that each vehicle that passes is not their school bus.  What fun it is to see a fire truck, a tow truck, a taxi cab and many other fun vehicles whiz past!  While Gus and Tess wait, more and more children arrive at the bus stop, providing a captivating visual background.  Be on the lookout for a turtle, a cat, and a dog.  Who knew so much happens at the bus stop!?

As there is minimal text, this picture book is perfect for the preschooler set.  Every other page has Tess asking, “Is this bus for us, Gus?” which is an easy phrase for your little one to repeat, making this sweet book even more enjoyable.  This is also the perfect book to share with rising Kindergartners who are getting ready to ride the school bus for the first time.

 The Bus for Us can be found in VBPL's online catalog.  If your child likes this book, try Pete the Cat, the Wheels on the Bus by James Dean.

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