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Bus Riders Hardcover – April 30, 1993

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 and up
  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing; 1st American ed edition (April 30, 1993)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0027286827
  • ISBN-13: 978-0027286823
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 9 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #5,431,742 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Grade 1-3-- This entertaining story about the regular riders of a schoolbus is enhanced by colorful illustrations and effective characterization. Louise and Warren enjoy their friendly relationship with bus driver, Lee. Each day, the three bet on which of the five dogs belonging to the five wild Pickles brothers will be first on the bus. (Once their owners are onboard, the canines are quickly herded off again.) Warren wins the "Pickles Prize," but he can't collect his candy because a sudden illness results in Lee's absence that afternoon. Ensuing weeks bring three very different substitutes for the ailing driver, who finally returns. Carpenter's appealing, bright oil paintings are outlined in colored pencil. Touches of fuschia accent many of the characters as they race across the pages, highlighting their energy and charm. Teachers searching for materials on transportation or community helpers will enjoy meeting these Bus Riders , as will children in search of a fun read. --Lisa Dennis, The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews

Grandfatherly, competent Lee has a game with Louise and Warren, the nice, quiet kids who are first on his route: at the second stop, where five obstreperous boys and their five unruly dogs careen on, he offers an after-school candy bar for the child who guesses which dog (Black Toe, Short Ribs, Fly, Wipeout, or Quinn) will be first on. Today, it's Warren who guesses right; but Lee isn't driving that afternoon. He's out for weeks (gall bladder), replaced by three hilariously caricatured substitutes: Thelma S. (mules, frowsy hair, flowered purse); Willie (ponytail, boombox, toenails ``big enough for any kid to see!''); and assistant principal Mr. Dodds (brown pinstripe over sagging baby- blue socks, sits on fat yellow pages, scowl, ruler). After a month, it's grand to see Lee's smiling face again--and he hasn't forgotten Warren's candy, either. Carpenter's ebullient, witty art, its vibrant colors dominated by intense school-bus yellow, is half the fun. A hoot. (Picture book. 4-8) -- Copyright ©1993, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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