for Next Stop!
by Sarah Ellis
and Ruth Ohi
“On Saturday Claire rides the bus. She sits right at the front. She helps the driver. 'Next stop, Moss Road,’ says the driver. 'Museum,’ says Claire. 'Ding,’ says the bell.” At each stop the driver makes, Claire announces what can be found at that corner: a ball park, a shopping mall, a library, the hospital. Just as Claire does, young readers see new passengers as they enter the bus and watch as they leave it. Children can imagine some of what’s happening with each person or group outside of the bus, too. Ellis’s lively, patterned text is inhabited by Ohi’s extensive cast of characters. The book is a terrific opportunity for people watching, and it has a surprise ending. This is a cheerful, contemporary story to read, reread, and even act out. (Ages 2-6)
CCBC Choices 2001. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2001. Used with permission.
Award-winning author Sarah Ellis's new book Next Stop! introduces this acclaimed author to a new, younger audience.
On Saturday, Claire rides the bus and sits right up front so she can help the driver. At the front of the bus Claire can see all of the chaos as people rush to and from their transit rides. Claire helps the bus driver announce the various stops on the route so everyone can get to their destinations. Before long a very special surprise passenger joins Claire and the driver for the final leg of the happy bus ride home.
Sarah Ellis's text is simple and repetitive making it perfect for very young readers. Ruth Ohi's portrayals of the frenzied bus passengers capture a city on the move in this fun tale.
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