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The Wheels on the Bus

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Brief book summary: Very similar to the traditional wheels on the bus we all know, but has its own little twist to it. The Wheels on the Bus' is an anonymous United States folk song dating to the mid-20th century. It is a popular children's song, particularly among pre-teens, in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom and is often sung by children on bus trips to keep themselves amused. It has a very repetitive rhythm, making the song both easy for a large number of people to sing, as well as having the potential to infuriate adults as chorus after chorus drones on, in a manner similar to the song 99 Bottles of Beer. It is based on the traditional British song Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush."Also, even the pull tabs for the moving parts are integrated in to the illustrations- one is a food, or when pulled it reveals additional text. Awards: A Book-of-the-Month Club selection, Bratislava Biennale selection, Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award, ALA Notable Book, and a Redbook Award.

Evaluation of Literary Elements: Perhaps the most important part of this book is the illustrations, they are bright and colorful and have added movement pieces. The plot itself is exciting and fun and provides a different type of story for young readers. The language used in this story is important because it provides a musical tone with sounds that the readers can make.Evaluation of Literary Elements: Texts are rhyming and the content are authentic and related to children’s life. Also it is interesting and Have the children participate in an arts and crafts activity where they create their own bus with interactive/movable parts.

Evaluation of Literary Elements: This book is meant for young readers. It gets the children singing to a tune that may be familiar with them, but with a twist. Opening line/sentence: The wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round, round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round all day long.Awards received: This book has received the Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award and the Redbook Award.

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