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 It's your first day of school, Busy Bus!
 Author: Shaffer, Jody Jensen

 Illustrator: Messer, Claire

 Publisher:  Beach Lane Books
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Easy
 Physical Description: [31] p., col. ill., 26 cm

 BTSB No: 804812 ISBN: 9781481494670
 Ages: 3-8 Grades: K-3

 Subjects:
 First day of school -- Fiction
 School buses -- Fiction

Price: $20.71

Summary:
Today is the very first day of school! Busy Bus is excited, but he also has some first-day jitters. Luckily, bus driver Ben knows just what to do to make sure that the school year gets off to a great start.


Reviews:
   Kirkus Reviews (06/01/18)
   School Library Journal (08/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

School Library Journal - 08/01/2018 PreS-Gr 1—Although Busy Bus is nervous about meeting the children, Ben the bus driver performs final preparations for the first day by checking the tires, windshield wipers, and other safety precautions to reassure Busy Bus before they pick up the children. The illustrations, created with lino prints, black ink, and digital colors, use rounded shapes and a soft, limited color palette. Each scene takes up the full page spread and the illustrations make good use of white space, especially when framing Busy Bus's most intense moments of anxiety about whether he will miss home or make new friends. The words and pictures together create the gentle introduction to the school bus and leave readers with the knowledge that Busy Bus is safe, clean, and ready for a great school year. VERDICT An excellent read-aloud for young children, especially during the first weeks of the school year or if children have worries about riding the school bus.—Kelly Topita, Anne Arundel County Public Library, MD - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.

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