The Whales on the Bus
32pp., pbk., RRP $A12.99
Can you imagine whales on a bus riding round the town? Or some goats on boats? Dragons is wagons? Sheep in a jeep? Perhaps bees on skis is more your thing? Well, Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt have and the result is the most vibrant picture book with a familiar rhyme and rhythm that is not only going to enable our littlest readers to read this book for themselves but also put a song in your head and a smile on your face for the rest of the day.
Because the concept is so familiar and the pictures so clear and energetic, it won’t matter if your child can’t decode the words yet – they can work them out for themselves. And voilà! They are reading. Just like a real reader. Such a huge boost to their confidence and self-esteem!
This book is just a joyful celebration of silliness in the boldest of colours that it will be loved and read over and over again – just like that song…