Published by Chronicle Books
Summary: At 7:00 a.m., one boy boards school bus number 4 to begin his 50-minute journey to school. Along the way, he sees things out the window: one tree, three deer, four cars, seven sunflowers. Gradually, the 28 seats in the bus fill up until there are 48 kids “packed like crayons in a crayon box.” Finally, they arrive at school. The day passes, and at 3:00 p.m. the boy stares out the classroom window, daydreaming about what he will see on his journey home. 60 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: A quiet story of kids not often represented in picture books–those who live in rural communities. There are lots of numbers in the story, which would make it a fun one to read to children who are just learning how to count. The beautiful colors make for eye-catching illustrations from orthodontist-by-day-artist-by-night Grant Snider.
Cons: 100 minutes on a school bus every day.
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This is very much a true thing to spend that much time on a bus in a rural community.