An experience from everyday -- a bus ride on the big red bus -- with the sights seen, the sounds heard and the pleasant goal,- buying new shoes, as the subject of the latest picture story book by the Kesslers, who wrote Plink Plink, Crunch Crunch, and Peek-a-Boo. More for nursery school and alphabet amateurs in the first grade than for home use, this might fit in with a unit on transportation. Text is very simple. There are short sentences lettered in the manuscript style which many first graders learn now prior to cursive writing. So independent reading should be possible by many first graders. Back sewn; fair stitching.