It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship
Author: Mickey Rapkin; illustrated by Teresa Martinez
A boy overcomes his first-day-of-school fears by imagining It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship! Set sail on the high-seas with him in this picture book adventure by writer Mickey Rapkin and illustrator Teresa Martinez!
The first day of school means the first ride on the school bus. But who will I sit with? What if no one talks to me?
Luckily this isn’t a school bus, it’s a pirate ship!
And this crew has one motto: “One for all and all for FUN!” So set sail on a voyage across the high seas! And prepare to make some pirate buddies along the way in this adventure about overcoming your anxiety.
An Imprint Book
“Rapkin and Martinez build on the imaginative fun of It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Time Machine . . . Martinez’s whimsical flights of fancy fill the illustrations to bursting. Imagination conquers fear yet again.” —Kirkus Reviews
In The News
“The dedication to this team’s buoyant follow-up to It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Time Machine speaks volumes: “For anyone who sat alone on the school bus.” Whether readers have or haven’t, they will eagerly climb aboard this playfully out-of-the-ordinary ride ... Martinez’s digital art gives the bus a highly imaginative seafaring transformation.” —Publishers Weekly
Praise for It's Not a Bed, It's a Time Machine:
“Where the Wild Things Are meets Harold and the Purple Crayon with an imagination that's brand new...These are illustrations that deserve to be explored again and again.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Dreamlike...the simple story and colorful illustrations successfully combine to spark readers’ imaginations.” —School Library Journal