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The Bus Stop

3.29  ·  Rating details ·  55 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
For very young children about to embark on their own school bus trips, here is a simple and playful book about this exciting rite of passage. Several kindergartners from the neighborhood gather at the bus stop and mount the steps for their important ride. They might be a little scared at first, but soon all turns to joy as the big yellow bus rumbles them off to school. Chi ...more
Hardcover, 24 pages
Published July 5th 2007 by Dutton Juvenile
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Eva Leger
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: julias-books
The author was reaching with the whole 'Mrs. Simpson-Russ' and 'brand-new bus' but hey....
The text is minimal. I don't know about most kindergartners but my daughter considers this a baby book. I know she reads a lot but I think she's basically on par with others her age. Shouldn't this have more meat to it? More text kids can see and read themselves? More time spent listening to the story? Less babyish illustrations?
Maybe I'm just used to the books Julia's moved onto in the past year or so.
Miss Sarah
Nov 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A baby and up book about kids getting ready for and then taking the bus. Simple text add pictures make this easy to follow.
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

The Bus Stop is about all the different kids that prepare for the first day of school to go to school on the bus. Not only do the students prepare but the bus driver as well. The students are nervous but bravely climb up the big stairs to get on the bus. After the fun ride and they get to school they spend the day looking back outside to the bus stop

A major theme of this book could be to not always be thinking about the destination but the journey you take to get there. It was a big step for th
Heba Badr-El-Din
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
'The Bus Stop', is novel about three children, which all have possessions that they care about deeply and want nothing more than to bring the possession of the bus stop with them. They are very excited about getting on the bus, however become frightened when it is actually time to go on. Every child conquers that fear and is still excited about this on going bus trip to school. The major theme in this book is about overcoming all obstacles and emotions that may stand in your way from achieving y ...more
Oct 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: beginning readers and parents reading with them
This is a fun, rhyming tale about being excited to ride the bus. The illustrations are colorful and the narrative is short, so this is a good book for beginning readers. Some of the rhymes are a bit of a stretch and a few of the names may be a bit difficult for younger readers to discern, but the story is short and flows nicely.

One of our oldest's classmates read this book to me during reading time in her third grade class today. I would've considered this more of a book for the preschool/Kinde
Sep 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Wonderful little book. Doesn't get complex with backstory or solving a conflict. It simply introduces a bunch of kids taking the bus for the first time. At first they are a bit anxious. It end with the focus on how the bus brings kids back home again. A great introduction to the bus for kids who haven't had the opportunity to see it in action.
All the students are excited to ride the school bus, but once the bus arrives the students are afraid of the size of the bus. The students realize they are all brave. The students ride the bus to school and after school is over the students are excited to ride the bus back to the bus stop.
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I loved, loved, loved the illustrations in this book. The text (and non-existent story), not so much.

Actual rating: 2.5 stars, but I'll round up because the book is OK, and the illustrations are darling.
Sha-Quita Jordan
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: things-that-go
This book should be read to kindergartners. Kindergartners of diversity gather for their first ride on the school bus. I recommend this book because it shows how the kindergartners are excited about riding the school bus, as a kind of transportation to get to and from school.
Chelsea Weide
Sep 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
It is good for PreK students getting ready for Kindergarten, but a little to simple. Other first day of school books could be better.
Sep 28, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: picture-books
My daughter loved this book.
Mar 03, 2011 rated it it was amazing
perfect for those off to kindergarten or riding the bus for the first time. the bus driver is also a woman and super cute.
Katie Fitzgerald
Aug 22, 2011 rated it really liked it
Read at Preschool Story Time on 8/22/11:
Feb 28, 2011 rated it liked it
Alright book. Haven't tried it for a read-aloud.
Carrie Charley Brown
Aug 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Kindergartens will appreciate the simplicity and enjoy the repetition & rhyme in this short full circle tale. It all comes back to the bus stop, where school excitement begins and ends.
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