A young boy receives a toy bus as a present and has great fun exploring the world with his new toy which turns out to be quite a naughty bus – or is it the boy being naughty?!! This is a very unusual picture book with a story told through close up photography and mainly narrated by the toy bus. Very cleverly recreating children’s imaginative play this book is great fun to share with your child and to use as a springboard for their own play ideas.
Share the story
Before reading the book
If sharing this story corresponds with a birthday or other reason for a present you might like to wrap up a toy bus for children to unwrap before introducing the book – a special story about a new toy.
Read the book to children pausing to look closely at the pictures as you do. Children will enjoy hearing it more than once and joining in with the parts they remember.
Talk about the book
Talk about what is happening in some of the scenes in the story eg
How do the people at the bus stop feel when the bus doesn’t stop?
What will happen when the dinosaur sees the bus?
Talk about all the adventures the boy and the bus have in the story.
Watch the story read aloud (from Mrs Harrison, Prenton Primary School)