The Seals on the Bus

Lenny Hort; illustrations by G. Brian Karas

Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

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Two children and their parents board a city bus on their way to a party.At the next stop, who should get on but a group of seals, who holler “ERRP, ERRP, ERRP” at the top of their lungs. Each time the bus stops a new kind of animal joins the passengers and adds to the din, to the children’s delight and the parents’ annoyance. But when several hissing skunks want to come aboard, even the children cry “HELP! HELP! HELP!”

Now in big-book format, this hilarious version of the beloved children’s song “The Wheels on the Bus”will have young readers errping and roaring and honking along.


Praise for The Seals on the Bus

"This picture book needs only one thing: a group of children to sing along." --Booklist

"What happened to the wheels? Clearly, the animals have taken over a favorite preschool song...Don't miss the ride." --The Horn Book, starred review

"A loud and happy road trip." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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  • Lenny Hort; illustrations by G. Brian Karas

  • LENNY HORT is the author of several acclaimed books for children, including Did Dinosaurs Eat Pizza? He lives in New Jersey with his family.

    G. BRIAN KARAS has illustrated many books for children, including My Crayons Talk. Mr. Karas lives with his family in upstate New York.
  • G. Brian Karas
    G. Brian Karas


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The Seals on the Bus

Lenny Hort; illustrations by G. Brian Karas