|Pages/Publication Date:||32 / 2018|
When a boy misses his bus, he feels concerned, in this quirky tale for readers 4 to 7. Soon, though, other vehicles come to the bus stop: a train on stilts, a stagecoach, an ocean liner, and even a bouncy house filled with round men, all depicted in James Yang's flat, attractively arranged panes of color set against his geometric cityscapes. The boy starts to wonder if one of those buses might have been just as good as the one he missed—and that's when the spaceship shows up. Observant readers can follow a pair of birds and a cat, appearing somewhere on every page of this charming book.
"Graphically inventive.... Yang's stylized, offbeat characters and 'buses' give this story of transportation lost and found a quirky universality."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)