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The Wheels on the School Bus

3.82  ·  Rating details ·  90 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Footballs tossed in the air! Lunches scattered and drawings splattered! Hop on this big yellow bus for a crazy, rollicking ride on which the grown-ups are the troublemakers while the kids are the ones trying to sit still.

Laura Huliska-Beith creates a wonderfully zany world of bright color and chaos for a unique variation of the familiar song "The Wheels on the Bus."
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published July 3rd 2006 by HarperCollins (first published July 1st 2006)
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Mary
Jan 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This fun twist on the familiar Wheels on the Bus is great for a back-to-school sing along. Love the verse about the librarian: "The librarian on the bus says, 'Read, read, read! Books, books, books! Read, read, read!' The librarian on the bus says, 'Read more books!' All the way to school."
Allie Maas
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Title: The Wheels on the School Bus
Author: Mary-Alice Moore
Illustrator: Laura Huliska-Beith
Genre: Predictable Book
Theme(s): School Buses, Music
Opening Line/sentence:
The wheels on the bus go round and round,
Round and round, round and round.

Brief Book Summary:
The school bus goes around picking up everyone on his or her way to school. First it stops to pick up the students then proceeds to pick up various people who work at the school including the teachers, coach, and librarian just to name a few
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David
Oct 24, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: picturebooks, poetry
The Wheels on the School Bus by Mary-Alice Moore, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith is a silly variant to the classic Wheels on the Bus song.

This bus holds kids, teachers, a librarian, a coach, a murse, lunch ladies, a music teacher, an art teacher, a custodian, and the driver who is the principal. Each has a chant with an action.

The text is silly, with obvious, stereotypical things being said by the various riders.

The colorful, zany illustrations match the silly lyrics and the wild antics. W
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Meghan Hunt
Oct 25, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: jp-picture-books
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Jennifer
I read this book with my ones and two-year-olds. They got excited because they thought the book went with the wheels on the bus. Some of them tried to sing along with me until it got too confusing. They still liked the book and had me read it to them over and over. I would read this on the first day of school.

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Grades K - 2
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Aubrey Thorne
Sep 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: slib-520
Genre:Participation picture book (song) - comedy/humor

Annotation:Footballs tossed in the air! Lunches scattered and drawings splattered! Hop on this big yellow bus for a crazy, rollicking ride on which the grown-ups are the troublemakers while the kids are the ones trying to sit still.

Themes:singing, Jobs, Careers, Work, School Life

Ways to use: with preschool or kindergarten classes at the beginning of the year, to teach school bus rules, use it to make a class book where each student makes up a
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Inna Nako
Feb 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
-i enjoyed this book because I automatically can relate it to the "Wheels on a Bus" story, so will kids
-can be sung as a way to engage the kids in this book
-shows the different aspects of school staff (bus driver, teachers, lunch cooks); it makes those jobs a little more noticeable
-can be used at the beginning of the school year just to show kids what school might be like and who they might encounter
-used to promote a sense of community (services and jobs that people hold)
Ina
Sep 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: storytime-reads
With brightly colored whimsical (crazy?) illustrations and text that fits into the Wheels on the School Bus song, the reader is introduced to all the individuals he or she is likely to meet in school...classroom teachers, a librarian, art teacher, custodian and more. They are all here and presented in a fun and friendly way. This is a very entertaining read and will take away any fear a reader feels about starting school.
Kim
Wheels on the Bus is one of my favorite songs for storytime. Kids adore it, which is why I have mixed feelings about this one. Sure, it's a good "first day of school" book. That said, I think I would probably trip up on the lyrics on this one because they barely work. Also, kids might come out of it wishing they had just sung the "wheels on the bus" song to begin with
Nicole
Jan 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
(I have the paperback, but this had a picture with it.)

Love this one probably because I'm a teacher! The Wheels on the Bus is one of Carmen's favorite songs & this story puts a twist on it with very entertaining pictures. Carmen's comments to some are "Balls! Messy!" & she gets right into the part of the nurse saying aah- aah- aah, to take your temperature!
Trang
Jan 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What a great spin on the song "the wheels on the bus". It adds aspects of the school day such as music teachers and lunch ladies that can really help ease anxieties about a child's first day of school or a their first bus rides. I would use this as a first week of school book to help ease everyone into being at school again or for the first time.
Paula
A nice change of the old wheels on the bus song, with people from school. Might be a good book for going back to school time. Bright color pictures. The only down side of this book is the second line uses two actions but that could be changed
Brittany White
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
This is a classic! Everyone knows the song,"The Wheels on the Bus"; well this book is a fun twist. As teachers are reading this to their students, it will create a fun environment for the students to engage in.
Kim Foy
Mar 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is a different twist on the old favorite poem "Wheels on the Bus". It includes the teachers saying learn.. learn..learn..and the coach saying catch...catch...catch. Kids will love the funny illustrations and rhymes.
Sharlene Spencer
Nov 03, 2009 rated it liked it
The wheels on the bus is a good first book for children entering school. It prepares them for the people they will meet in school.
Melissa Scott Colmer
Jan 12, 2009 rated it it was amazing
One of my kids favorites! The have memorized it!
Sherry Hill
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
My five year old granddaughter Abby and her seven year old sister loved singing along with this book. The illustrations were cute.
Dolly
Jan 13, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
Cute, but silly take on "The Wheels on the Bus" song. All of the employees in the school get in on the act with appropriately silly lyrics. Funny illustrations.
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