Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A Bus Called Heaven by Bob Graham *****

In a touching celebration of community, Bob Graham pulls together gentle illustrations and an engaging story to tell the story of an abandoned bus, adopted by a little girl, and made into a community center.  When the bus is towed, little Stella attempts to bargain with the junkyard boss to get the bus back.  He challenges her, "tell me why should I play you for the bus?"  Her response captures the essence of the story, "Because there are sparrows nesting in the engine."  Here people look out for and care for one another as well as the creatures found on their city block.  Lovely!!

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