Ducuc, Marianne The Bus Ride Kids Can Press, 2015. $15.95 PICTURE BOOK
A little girl is off on her first bus trip alone. She accepts
gifts from strangers, shares her food with a young wolf, tells him where she
lives, and confronts a pickpocket. Then its time to get off the bus.
This books features a very long rectangular shape which
creatively mimics the inside of a bus. The illustrations are done in subdued
soft colors with sweet looking animal characters. There are a lot of things to
look at and see as different passengers get on and off the bus, move around,
read the newspaper, and more. This story was really odd and frankly quite
boring. I wouldn’t want to share it with a youngster and give them the idea
that its ok to confront a criminal on their own or tell strangers where they
EL(K-3) –NOT RECOMMENDED Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.