Gus, the Dinosaur Bus by Julia LiuGus, the Dinosaur Bus by Julia Liu

Gus, the Dinosaur Bus

byJulia LiuIllustratorBei Lynn

Hardcover | July 9, 2013

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Gus is a very large, very special green dinosaur-and he makes the perfect city schoolbus. Or does he? He causes traffic jams, gets tangled in telephone lines, knocks down traffic lights, and creates potholes with his big stomping feet. If the principal fires Gus from schoolbus duty, how will the thirty-ton dino find a new job? Lynn's wonderful, sketchy watercolor and pencil illustrations recall old classics, as does the pleasantly preposterous story of a dinosaur who just wants to be helpful.
Julia Liu 's picture books have been published in China, Korea, Brazil, and the United States. This is her first book with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. She lives in Taiwan. Bei Lynn is an award-winning artist and illustrator who lives in Taiwan. The China Times has selected her books for its Best Children's Book of the Year list seve...
Title:Gus, the Dinosaur BusFormat:HardcoverDimensions:32 pages, 9.05 × 9.32 × 0.35 inPublished:July 9, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547905734

ISBN - 13:9780547905730


Editorial Reviews

In tone and visual details, this gentle story is reminiscent of Syd Hoff's classic Danny and the Dinosaur. . . . Gus's story holds universal appeal; even a dinosaur can learn to turn lemons into lemonade." - School Library Journal "The story's mild suspense is just right for the book's audience. . . And the kindly pea-green dino steals the show with his huge smile and even bigger heart." - The Horn Book Magazine "An especially charming addition to the genre." - The New York Times Book Review "Liu's evocative present-tense text in this Taiwanese import is rich with scene-setting detail yet also simple and confiding in its descriptions, hitting all those details that make this a perfect child-sized dinosaur fantasy." - Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books "