“The Bus for Us” by Suzanne Bloom
The publisher says… 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.
Eva says… Boy, am I glad I don’t have to go to school on a BUS. Mama’s little sister Maggie has to take the school bus and it takes a WHOLE HALF HOUR to get to school, and she HATES it and who can blame her?
If she did HOMESCHOOL, she’d be THERE already. HAHAHA!
Maybe Mimi needs to think about that.
Anyway, it still might be fun to go on a school bus a couple times so who knows? Maybe I can try it when I’m in high school or college or something.
Oh! You know what else was good? Was that the BUS STOP sign in this book kept CHANGING. It said all these silly things like SUB POTS and BUS SPOT and all that. Every page, that sign was different!
And all the different trucks they showed were cool, so that part was O.K., too.
This one was fine, I guess. It’s another one of those stories where they try to make you feel better about something lousy that you have to do. So if you ride the school bus, you still have to do it, but maybe if you think about this book it’ll make you less depressed.
But I’ll still take HOMESCHOOL!
Eva’s rating: ♥♥♥ (out of five)
(The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom. Published by Boyds Mills Press. ISBN 978-1563979323)
Eva Kelly is this blog’s six-year-old resident children’s book critic.
Click below to read more of her reviews…
…on this blog, or…
…on her Goodreads page, or…
is now available in print!
120+ children’s book reviews written by avid reader Eva Kelly (with help from her parents and author Max Harrick Shenk).