The Bus Ride

The Bus Ride cover This book captures the thrills, fears, and excitement a child has when  experiencing something new. It is Clara’s first time riding on the bus to her grandmother’s house alone. Detailed illustrations, made by tiny strokes of softly colored pencils, and words are reminiscent of  “Little Red Riding Hood”. Similarities include Clara traveling to her grandmother’s house, a red sweater and picnic basket, and a family of wolves. Readers should pay close attention to the other character’s actions and newspaper headings which foreshadow upcoming events. ema
Title: The Bus Ride
Author: Marianne Dubuc
Illustrator
: Marianne Dubuc
Publisher
: Kids Can Press
Copyright
: 2015
Original Language
: French
Translator
: Yvette Ghione
Original Title: L’autobus
Original Publisher
: Comme des géants inc.
Original Copyright
: 2014
ISBN
: 978-1-77138-209-0
Hardcover pages: 40
Age range: 3-7
Genre: Picture Book
Author’s ethnicity: French Canadian
Author’s residence: Canada
Illustrator’s ethnicity: French Canadian
Illustrator’s residence: Canada
Subjects: Busses, Bus ride, Fairytales, Friendly community, Independence, Little Red Riding Hood, Travel

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