by Byron Barton
Greenwillow Books, 2014, unpaged Picture Book
Byron Barton is great at making books that will appeal to the youngest readers. This book follows a bus driver as he picks up cats and dogs along his rout. He delivers some to the boat dock and others to the train station. In the end the last dog left is his own. Although the illustrations and text are both very simple, readers must use some beginning math skills to keep track of how many animals are on the bus. Luckily the illustrations act as counters to help with the basic addition and subtraction. This is a great early concept book.