The Bus Stop

Nancy Hellen, Author Orchard Books (NY) $11.95 (10p) ISBN 978-0-531-05765-0
Cheery, bright graphics and a clever design give this book its charm. On the first spread, a bus stop is shown at the edge of a town, with nary a person or a bus in sight. One by one, passengers appear: Mrs. Bishop, going shopping; Jane Jackson, on her way to school; Mr. Knudson, heading for the office, and so on. Pages (of a thick stock) are of decreasing widths, so that each new person joins the queue without obscuring those who have come before. And ``windows'' are cut into a page on the last spread, which flips over to install all the patient passengers into a cherry-red bus. ``The bus is here at last! Off they all go!'' A simple idea, well executed, with plenty of child appeal. Ages 2-6. (Oct.)
Reviewed on: 10/01/1988
Release date: 10/01/1988
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