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The Wheels on the Bus by Paul O. Zelinsky
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The Wheels on the Bus (edition 1990)

by Paul O. Zelinsky (Author), Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)

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The wheels on the bus go round, the wipers go swish, the doors open and close, and the people go in and out in this movable book version of the classic song.
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Title:The Wheels on the Bus
Authors:Paul O. Zelinsky (Author)
Other authors:Paul O. Zelinsky (Illustrator)
Info:Dutton Books for Young Readers (1990), Edition: 1st, 16 pages
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Could use this book as fun and engaging Today it remains as fresh and engaging as when it was first published twenty five years ago. Age Range: 3 - 7 years
Grade Level: Preschool - 2
  RosaJuarez | Apr 5, 2017 |
In my opinion this is a really good book for emerging readers. It has a very sing-song flow to it and is repetitive with things regarding the bus. Young students and ELLs would benefit from this book because it is realistic in the events that happen on the bus like the wheels going around, babies going wah!, and breaks going squeak. Older students learning to read could easily relate to these experiences and understand the text. Younger readers enjoy the rhythm and rhyme and will typically sing along with the adult. Because of the rhythm, kids will often be able to memorize the story and act like they are reading the book. This is a good step in learning to read because they will be able to full demonstrate their knowledge on concept of print and sight words. The overall theme of the book is just a noisy bus ride but the crafty style of this children's books author turns it into an enjoyable learning book. ( )
  Kacie11 | Oct 4, 2016 |
This is a good book for baby's and toddlers and will hold up well. The thick pages make it easier for young kids who are still working on their fine motor skills to turn the pages. The fun catchy song of wheels on the bus promotes memorization and singing for toddlers as well. ( )
  jennabushong | Mar 14, 2016 |
The people are of all the various shades that people come in, and it refers to the "parents" on the bus comforting their baby rather than the "mums" (or "mommies"), so that covers the two main issues I've had with other wheels on the bus books/videos. And the pulltabs are fun, and I like that they mix standard verses like the wipers on the bus go swish swish swish with new ones (you are expecting the people on the bus to go up and down and instead they go bumpity-bump, and if you're two that's some excitement), and basically the only thing I have against it is that it's not Raffi. ( )
  MeditationesMartini | Dec 26, 2015 |
This book from Paul O. Zelinsky presents the classic children's song "The Wheels on the Bus" in print. Like the song with its many hand motions, this book is interactive. It invites the reader to pull tabs and see wheels spin around, windows go up and down, babies make sad faces, etc. This is certainly a creative approach and a fun way to share this song with young ones in yet another way. Since many kids are already familiar with this song, even pre-readers can "read" this book to themselves using context cues and the song's repetition. One important thing I noticed is that my copy of the book - taken out of the library - had many damaged or completely torn off pieces. Clearly this book doesn't stand up well to wear and tear. For that reason, I would recommend this for personal use rather than a classroom or library. ( )
  sweetiegherkin | Dec 28, 2014 |
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