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"The wheels on the bus go round and round..." Yes, but what's on the bus? Lots of adorable animals! And they're not staying quiet. The lion roars; the monkeys chatter. The hyenas think the whole scene is ridiculous and are laughing hysterically. Watch out for the crocodile, whose jaws go snap, snap, snap! this raucous rendition of a favorite song will have everyone roaring"The wheels on the bus go round and round..." Yes, but what's on the bus? Lots of adorable animals! And they're not staying quiet. The lion roars; the monkeys chatter. The hyenas think the whole scene is ridiculous and are laughing hysterically. Watch out for the crocodile, whose jaws go snap, snap, snap! this raucous rendition of a favorite song will have everyone roaring, chattering, and chomping before the animals reach their stop....

Title : The Wheels on the Bus
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ISBN : 9780823423507
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 32 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Wheels on the Bus Reviews

  • Brady Bonnell
    2019-01-19 13:25

    I enjoy reading this book because it helps my little sisters be excited about riding a bus to school. The book is all about the fun things that happen on a school bus. They go up and down, and the bus even has a horn that goes toot toot. The bus gets everyone to school safely and they also had a good time getting there.The characters of the book are the school children who are having a good time going to school. the Another character would be the bus driver, who is responsible to get the children to school.The setting of the story is anywhere that has a school bus driving children to school. It started when school buses were first used, which was probably in the 1950's.I would recommend this book to everyone. My little sisters loved it when I read it too them. They only get to ride a bus when they go to daycare but they really enjoyed the story.

  • midnightfaerie
    2019-01-27 11:38

    Cabrera is a great author for the younger crowd. My twin 3 yr old's loved it. Colorful fun pictures that helps get the child engaged and keeps them engaged. The illustrations were paintings that had a unique brushstroke and the colors were so vibrant! Cabrera has a style all her own. Loved the paintings especially! Also, many of her books have themes that are popular children’s songs, so immediately her books grabbed my preschoolers attention. A great addition to any children's library.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-18 15:28

    Caregivers and children enjoy singing Jane Cabrera's books during my toddler storytime. This title not only engages participation through singing but movement and imitating animal sounds as well.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-21 11:18

    There are many, many picture book versions of "The Wheels on the Bus" but I really like Jane Cabrera's version (as well as her versions of many songs) because they're super.. friendly. You can't help but smile when looking at the cute, bouncing animals and the colorful pages. This version includes animal sounds, which always makes for a winning storytime. There's "the lion on the bus goes ROAR ROAR ROAR," "the zebra on the bus goes CHOMP CHOMP CHOMP" (on grass), and "the monkeys on the bus goes CHATTER CHATTER CHATTER." As with all of her books, there's a bit more verses than you'd need or want, but of course you can skip certain pages. I also changed various animal sounds like "CHATTER CHATTER CHATTER" to "EEP EEP EEP" as I saw fit. But this was a bunch of fun. I'd also recommend The Seals on the Bus by Lenny Hort, which I also like, but I didn't include because I like the illustrations of the Cabrera book better, and it's a bit repetitive to do both.Ages 2-4 (but hey, worked for my older kids, too)

  • David
    2019-01-25 19:28

    The Wheels on the Bus by Jane Cabrera is a variant of the classic song featuring a bus full of animals.This bus features a roaring lion, flapping flamingos, a chomping zebra, chattering monkeys, a laughing hyena, a snapping crocodile, a hiding chameleon, snoring bush babies, and a giraffe driver who gets them to the swimming hole where they splish, splash and splosh.The colorful illustrations are cute, aimed at young children.This should be fun for very young children, who would enjoy making all the sounds. For the traditional song, I personally prefer the version by Paul Zelinsky with the tabs. The best version with animals is the very clever The Seals on the Bus. I did like the Ha, Ho, Hee sounds by the hyena. I thought the rhymes seemed a bit off at times.For ages 2 to 5, animals, animal sounds, sing-along, read-aloud, rhyming, and fans of Jane Cabrera.

  • Erika Stauch
    2019-01-31 19:16

    This book hasn't won any awards. It is geared for preschool aged children up to early elementary school. This version of the wheels on the bus doesn't have children but animals. The words are different since it is based off of animals now. The many different animals enjoy the bus ride and want to continue to ride it! As young children learn their songs its good for them to have different versions of them. Since this one is about animals it teaches the children about different wildlife animals. This also keeps the children laughing because it is a funnier version of the Wheels on the Bus. I would use this in my room once again to help the children learn new songs. I would also use this to teach them about the many different animals that we have all over the world.

  • Barbara
    2019-02-15 12:18

    It takes a long time to get somewhere, even when you're traveling by bus. In this version of the classic traveling song, the eager animals don't stay quiet as the bus heads toward its destination. Instead, the lion roars, the flamingos flap, and the zebra chomps. Once they reach their watery endpoint, it's time for lots of fun. Young readers will enjoy hearing this read aloud and repeating the animals' sounds: the crocodile's snap and the monkey's chatter, not to mention the "ha. ha. ha. ho. ho. ho. hee. hee. hee" of the hyena. (I don't know that hyena's actually make those sounds, but the phrases sound funny when repeated a few times. The colorful illustrations are just as playful as the text.

  • Nicole Voerg
    2019-02-15 14:14

    1. No awards2. Pre-1st3. The song of how the Wheels on the Bus go up and down. The children are all riding the bus to school learning the different things on the bus the noises and movements they make. 4. I love this book. Many children ride the bus or see buses, so this is very relevant to their every day life. Many other children/parents will know the song so children can make new connections through the song. 5. This can teach the children the movements on the bus, the sounds of the bus. Showing that the bus is a safe place that will take you to and from school. You can use the song with hand motions to get the children active.

  • Vicki
    2019-01-20 11:34

    The group I just shared with book with, loved it! Once again the author provides an entertaining sing along book with colorful cute illustrations.The only negative I found (or didn't find) is what happened to the chameleon near the end of the book? On the front end papers, he is there waiting in line for the bus. Near the end of the story, my group and I searched for 5 minutes trying to find him in the pond-even camouflaged in the pond-no luck. If anyone else can point him out to me, please post! We were very curious to see where he went.

  • Vivian
    2019-02-14 14:25

    We all know the song and it's sure to be a program hit no matter how it's done. (We changed some of the words and actions from the text to some we thought would work better with our pre-school story time crowd).Come on everybody -- let's all stand up!Lions ROAR.Flamingos FLAP.Zebras STOMP (the book says and pictures "chomp")Monkeys WIGGLE (the book says "chatter")(We skipped the juggling laughing hyena)Crocodiles SNAP!Chameleons HIDE & SEEK (we did a peek-a-boo action)Bush Babies SHHH (the book says "snore")

  • jacky
    2019-02-03 13:24

    This was a nice adaption of Wheels on the Bus using animals and their sounds. There is a nice variety of animals, too. We head this at a story time for 2-4 year olds, and the kids knew most of the animals, but needed help with a couple. I really like this author / illustrators painting style and we've read several other books by here, most notably a great version of If You're Happy and You Know It.

  • Anaeka
    2019-02-16 18:17

    A was mesmerized when she first read this book. However she did not pick the book up immediately from the bunch but her first reading was memorable. Even though I read the book only for 1 or 2 nights (maybe 5-7 times) before it went back to the library, she remembered the flamingos flapping and the zebras chomping for a long time. it was her go to car chant. I still remember her glee when I got the book back from the library a couple months later.

  • Anne
    2019-02-10 16:24

    Caberera's versions of childhood favorite songs are always a hit. I like this version of The Wheels on the Bus quite well, especially the flamingos!, but my favorite will always be The Seals on the Bus.

  • Mary
    2019-01-18 19:32

    So, I've always loved Jane Cabrera's sweet, colorful, paint-thick illustrations. And this is no exception. This will rival Lenny Hort's "Seals on the Bus" for my affection - I liked that this one included lesser-known jungle animals like Bush Babies and had the chameleon playing hide-and-seek. Good stuff!

  • Kelsey
    2019-02-13 16:29

    A variety of animals flap, laugh and snore on the bus as they travel to a pond. Children will enjoy singing along with the rhyme and making the animals noises and motions. The illustrations are bright and colorful. The book provides a way to learn about different animals to build vocabulary and rhymes to promote phonological awareness.

  • Samantha
    2019-01-29 19:33

    A twist on the popular kids tune that features different jungle animals and an accompanying action(i.e. making a noise or flapping wings etc). My favorite is the hyenas; I love their laughter! This is sure to be a hit at Storytime!Text is set against paintings of cute animals rendered in a preschool-friendly way.

  • Tricia
    2019-01-28 16:17

    Because of my preference for presenting music library programs, I'm always on the lookout for another version of a classic song. This title shares well the Wheels on the Bus classic song with a jungle animal cast. The last line plays out a bit awkwardly but otherwise, this is a fun option for storytime!

  • Library Quine
    2019-02-07 14:38

    An animal version of The Wheels on the Bus. Bright and lively illustrations. Rising 3s enjoyed guessing the animals, moving along with the various animals, andc especially flapping elbows as the flamingos go 'flap, flap,flap'. Read to rising 3's 26/jan/2012.

  • Donalyn
    2019-01-26 14:29

    The classic travel song gets an update with this version set in the jungle. While a giraffe drives the bus to the watering hole, various animals flap, roar, and laugh. I would much rather sing this song than the tired old one. I think kids will, too.

  • Kristy
    2019-01-29 18:21

    Like any wheels on the bus book, this title is great for getting kids to interact. Lots of roaring, flapping, and snapping ensued as result of this book. Fun, but far from original.Good for preschool storytime.

  • Anastasia Tuckness
    2019-01-24 13:13

    Super book for toddler storytime--zoo animals are riding on a bus doing various activities like chomping, roaring, chattering, etc. The book is big and brightly colored, making it ideal for big groups. Great fun!

  • Kaycee Greenwood
    2019-01-24 11:37

    This book is perfect for preschool to kindergarden or any child who is learning animal nosies. The picture are fun and interactive and the animal noise are fun to say. At end it gives to music notes and melodies so that you can sing and play along.

  • Karen Burt
    2019-01-29 14:22

    Loved this book! The colorful illustrations are great and add to the story. Young kids will love this book, the words go right with the song and kids will act it out and sing as you read. This is also a good book to squeeze sequencing into and kids won't even know they learned anything.

  • Emerson and Theodore
    2019-01-25 17:34

    This version focuses on the passengers on the bus rather than the actions of the bus itself. The bus is driven by a giraffe, and its passengers – a chameleon, a lion, monkeys, is zebra, and a few flamingos enjoy the ride

  • Rachael
    2019-02-11 16:25

    This book is a very fun and interactive book for young children. They can sing along to the song, the wheels on the bus and get familiar with zoo animals. I would show this book to kindergartners!

  • Christine Grant
    2019-01-17 14:38

    I read this is in my Movement and Music class today and the kids loved it.

  • Casandria
    2019-01-21 15:28

    Great story time sing-along book!AnimalsJungle

  • Tara
    2019-01-29 15:38

    A wild animal take on the classic children's song. The pictures are very vibrant and there are lots of animal sounds which are always a hit with my 4.5 month old.

  • Allison Parker
    2019-01-31 16:19

    A twist on the classic song. Unusual animal sounds and actions, e.g. flamingos go "flap flap flap" and the chameleon plays hide and seek.

  • Edward Sullivan
    2019-02-16 13:36

    Irresistably adorable illustrations.