Synopses & Reviews
Tess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations.
"...[A] story that is both clever and sweet."--Booklist, starred review
* andquot;An everyday occurrence is transformed into a special, silly event in a story that is both clever and sweet.andquot; --Booklist, starred review
"Encourages beginning readers to go it alone, but will also work well as a read-aloud. . . . You'll definitely want to get on board this bus!" --Library Media Connection
"Bloom gets maximum effect with minimum words. . . . Fun to read aloud, the book will also lead to discussion about friendly (and annoying) behavior." --Booklist
* andquot;The gentle humor will elicit giggles; Goose's silly statements and Bear's patient responses beg to be read aloud. An ideal book for storytimes about friendship and sharing.andquot; --School Library Journal, starred review
* andquot;A more perfect union between giggle-inducing but reassuring images and a text of very few words is hard to conjure.andquot; --Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A perfect picture book to share with children starting school or those riding the school bus for the first time.
It's the first day of school for Tess, and it's also her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. Award-winning author and illustrator Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a diverse cast of characters and a variety of vehicles in this charming book that makes a great gift for any child about to start school.
Bear wants to read and write and think. Goose wants to talk and talk and talk. Can Bear and Goose be friends? Suzanne Bloom's picture book says volumes about friendship with a few select words and charming illustrations in this Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book .
About the Author
Suzanne Bloom is the author and illustrator of the picture books featuring Goose and Bear: Treasure and A Splendid Friend, Indeed, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. Her other books include No Place for a Pig, A Mighty Fine Time Machine, We Keep a Pig in the Parlor, and the popular The Bus for Us. She lives with her family in McDonough, New York.