The Whales on the Bus

(1 reviews with an average rating of 5 out of 5)

Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Most of us might know the nursery rhyme The Wheels on the Bus, but what if there were two whales jammed into a double decker, being driven around town by a goldfish? Or a tiger in a glider – or, for that matter, sheep in a jeep? Wonder no more, as Katrina Charman and Nick Sharratt’s charming picture book has reimagined the classic nursery rhyme with brilliant results. Every new double page spread features a new animal driving or being a passenger in a new vehicle (the dragon in the wagon, roaring all day long is a particular highlight), rendered in Sharratt’s instantly recognizable high colour illustration, meaning that readers can sing along but also have a bit of a giggle at the new lyrics.

The bold visual style and nice big text means that the book is accessible both for adults reading and children looking at the pages, and the fact that this is a classic nursery rhyme is great for parents looking for something new yet recognizable at the same time. As well as the song aspect, there’s lots of new words to learn for little ones who are often very interested in both animals and vehicles.

More books like this

This Little Piggy

Author: Jarvis

In this bright, fun counting book, pigs play bongos, eat potatoes, refuse to shower and do a fair amount of mud-swimming. Perfect for toddlers learning to count, but who maybe want a bit of fun along the way.

Read more about This Little Piggy

The Parrot Song

Author: Édouard Manceau

The three little parrots are here to teach you a song. Are you ready to learn it? This stunning book has simple, striking illustrations and easy-to-follow rhyming.

Read more about The Parrot Song

Share this book with your friends

Use our Bookfinder to discover the perfect children's books for every age...