A Day with a Bus Driver
From the Series Meet the Community Helpers!
In this title, beginning readers follow Lisa the bus driver as she starts her day at the school bus lot, picks up children, drives them to school in the morning, and then drops them off at their homes in the afternoon. Readers will learn about bus drivers’ many responsibilities, including checking their buses for safety and keeping children safe on the route to and from school, as well as the different parts of buses. Vibrant illustrations and carefully leveled text will engage young readers in a supportive educational fiction reading experience.
Children can learn more about buses and bus drivers using Fact Surfer, our safe online search engine that provides relevant, age-appropriate websites. This book also features reading tips for teachers and parents, a picture glossary, an index, a table of contents, and a quiz to reinforce content.
Grasshopper Books offers simple, fun fiction for emerging readers. A Day with a Bus Driver is part of Jump!’s Meet the Community Helpers! series.
|Interest Level||Grade 1 - Grade 2|
|Reading Level||Grade 1|
|Number of Pages||24|
SLJ Review of Meet the Community Helpers
Early readers will love to learn about how veterinarians, bus drivers, construction workers, and garbage collectors work hard to serve people and animals in their communities. Each book features common situations associated with each job: Dr. Jenny has a busy day treating animals at her clinic, including a turtle and a cat, while Tom and Tammy the garbage collectors start their day before the sun comes up to make sure their community stays clean and healthy.
Each volume includes a short reading guide for educators and caregivers, a one-question quiz at the end of the narrative to ensure comprehension, a picture glossary and index, and a diagram of common tools used in each profession. Easy-to-read text, smooth story line transitions, and simple illustrations make this series ideal for those who are beginning to read independently or with the help of a caregiver.
VERDICT: This simple yet versatile series is a great addition to smaller early learning collections.