Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Review: Cocomelon: The Wheels on the Bus adapted by May Nakamura

 Normally, I don't have a review on the same day as my 'What's Coming' posts, but September is going to be overly packed with all sorts of good reads. To make sure I don't miss any of them, I'm going to be scrunching and shoving and wiggling as many as I can. 

Today's review comes from a popular Youtube show and just happens to be based on a very familiar, child song. 


adapted by May Nakamura
Simon Spotlight
Board Book / Novelty
12 pages
ages 0 to 4

CoComelon, the hit kids show on YouTube and Netflix, is coming to books! This school bus–shaped novelty board book has wheels that really turn and will get readers giggling along with its fun take on the classic song.

Ride on the bus and sing along to the song lyrics with JJ and his pals as the driver opens and shuts the school bus door, the wipers swish, the lights blink, the horn beeps, and more! This shaped board book has wheels that will go round and round just like in the song and is great to play with after the story is over.

CoComelon is the #1 kids show on YouTube (over 100 million subscribers) and #1 show on Netflix!

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Fans of CoComelon will recognize this one right away, but even those who don't know the show will have no trouble getting involved, since it follows a very popular children's song.

Shaped like a bus, this board book caught my eye right away. It's a little more robust and will take some abuse from younger listeners. The song, The Wheels on the Bus, is one that many kids already know and this book allows them to sing each verse, while watching what happens with JJ on the bus. Of course, he has some adventures on the side, too, and this adds another level to the entire tale.

The illustrations are bright and cheerful. JJ's excitement is palpable on every page and makes it hard not to smile. The speech bubbles are in their own, colored boxes, while the verse for the son is written more into the illustrations with a musical style. 

It's a fun book and a nice way to get kids involved as the read and sing.

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