The Mommies on the Bus

S. & S./Little Simon. Mar. 2024. 26p. Board $7.99. ISBN 9781665948159.
PreS-Gr 1–Fans of public transportation and singing will be pleased with this board book. The text puts a new spin on the popular nursery rhyme “The Wheels on the Bus,” this time centering the familiar routines of mothers and children on a city bus. “The mommies on the bus go hold my hand, hold my hand, hold my hand.” O’Callaghan’s drawings show many characters of varying skin tones and cultures, including a motherly woman in a hijab. This diversity of passengers reflects a realistic cross-section of travelers on any bus in metropolitan America today.
VERDICT For a bouncy twist on an old classic, this bus book is just the ticket.

Be the first reader to comment.

Comment Policy:
  • Be respectful, and do not attack the author, people mentioned in the article, or other commenters. Take on the idea, not the messenger.
  • Don't use obscene, profane, or vulgar language.
  • Stay on point. Comments that stray from the topic at hand may be deleted.
  • Comments may be republished in print, online, or other forms of media.
  • If you see something objectionable, please let us know. Once a comment has been flagged, a staff member will investigate.



We are currently offering this content for free. Sign up now to activate your personal profile, where you can save articles for future viewing