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It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!

Written by Jody Jensen Shaffer & illustrated by Claire Messer
Published by Beach Lane Books
Goodreads Rating - 3.6 / 5.0
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Jul 3, 2018
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What's This Book About

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Today is the very first day of school! Busy Bus is excited, but he also has some first-day jitters. Will the children like him? Will he be homesick? What if he gets lost?! Luckily, bus driver Ben knows just what to do to make sure that the school year gets off to a great start.

What Kind of Book is It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!

Quotes from This Book

  • “‘Busy Bus, it’s your first day of school!’”
  • “Will the children have fun riding with me? Busy Bus wonders.”
  • “Busy Bus is going to have a great year!”

What Questions Should I Ask My Child

  • Busy Bus is starting school for the first time. He’s a little nervous. How do you feel about starting school? What things do you think you will like about school? Name one thing you worry about with school.

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Who Wrote It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!

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Jody Jensen Shaffer
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Jody Jensen Shaffer is an award-winning poet and the author of more than 30 books of fiction and nonfiction for children, including THE WAY THE COOKIE CRUMBLED, A CHIP OFF THE OLD BLOCK, IT’S YOUR FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, BUSY BUS! and PRUDENCE THE PART-TIME COW, Missouri’s pick for the National Book Festival in Washington D.C. September 2, 2017. PRUDENCE is also a nominee for Missouri’s 2019-2020 Show Me Award! Jody’s poetry has been published in magazines like Highlights, Ladybug, and Clubhouse Jr. Jody lives with her husband and kids in Liberty, Missouri, and is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. When she’s not writing, Jody can be found watching baseball or walking her rescue dog, Sophie. Visit Jody at jodyjensenshaffer.com or on Twitter @jodywrites4kids.

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Who Illustrated It's Your First Day of School, Busy Bus!

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Claire Messer

Claire Messer is a recent graduate of the Cambridge School of Art. She works by hand, using traditional printmaking processes to create her illustrations. She lives in the UK. Grumpy Pants is her first book.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9781481494670
Publication Date:
July 3, 2018
Text Details:
LunchBox Regular
Illustration Details:
Created with lino prints and black ink and then colored digitally
Word Count:
300
Library of Congress Number (LCCN):
2017037359
WorldCat Number (OCLC):
1053995140
ASIN/ISBN 10:
1481494678
Lexile® Level:
460L

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