From School Library Journal
Grade 1–3—Rhyming text in the first and third person relates the daylong job of the big yellow vehicles as they head out into traffic, pick up passengers, drop them at school, provide transportation for trips, and deliver children back home at day's end. The repeated phrase "I'm your bus" injects a personal touch, as does the integration of children's names into the rhyme. Polenghi's digital media illustrations have bold colors and strong black lines, and his jovial anthropomorphizing of the oft-unheralded school bus brings a friendly demeanor to the pages. While there may not be a heavy child demand for books about these vehicles, they are a daily presence in children's lives whether in cities, suburbs, small towns, or rural areas, and this picture book may lift appreciation of them.—Barbara Elleman, Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, Amherst, MA
About the Author
Marilyn Singer is the author of over 80 books for children in many genres, including poetry collections, nonfiction, mysteries, and novels. She has won several Children's Choice and Parents' Choice Awards, as well as a Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book prize for Creature Carnival. Her picture book CITY LULLABYE was recently cited by Time magazine as one of the Top Ten Children's Books for 2007. She lives in Washington, Connecticut, and Brooklyn, New York, where there are many school buses in her neighborhood.
Evan Polenghi is the designer/illustrator for The Learning Maestros, a children’s music publishing company. Evan has also created designs for Gap Kids and Baby Gap. His illustrations have appeared in the Chicken Socks book EYE FIND, and have been part of many popular advertising campaigns, including print media for Toshiba and American Express. He lives in New York City.