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It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship - (It's Not a Book Series, It's an Adventure) by Mickey Rapkin (Hardcover)

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Suggested Age: 3-6 Years

Number of Pages: 32

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Social Themes

Series Title: It's Not a Book Series, It's an Adventure

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Imprint

Book theme: New Experience

Author: Mickey Rapkin

Language: English

Street Date: June 16, 2020
TCIN: 79663128
UPC: 9781250229779
Item Number (DPCI): 247-40-5663
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported


About the Book

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!

Book Synopsis

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

Review Quotes

"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

About the Author

Mickey Rapkin is a journalist and screenwriter whose first book, Pitch Perfect, inspired the hit film series about a cappella singing. Previously a senior editor at GQ, he is the author of Theater Geek, and has written for The New York Times, ELLE, Bon Appetit, and National Geographic Traveler. He lives in Los Angeles when he isn't surfing the high seas, matey! He is the author of It's Not a Bed, It's a Time Machine.

Teresa Martinez was born in Mexico. She was a very shy girl at school, and drawing helped her connect with other children. When she grew up she studied graphic design and started illustrating picture books. Now she lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, drawing for kids as she did during her school days, and that makes her happy. Her books include The Little Girl with the Big Voice and The Halloween Tree.

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Estimated ship dimensions: 0.5 inches length x 11.2 inches width x 8.6 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.9 pounds
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