By Author / Illustrator
Amy Sparkes, Katie Hickey
Walker Books Ltd
Step into the The Repair Shop in this heart-warming tale about a very special toy bus. Elsie and her little brother, David, love watching the red buses that drive past. David longs to be able to toddle up to see them a little closer, but he has cerebral palsy and finds it difficult to stand. One day, Elsie has an idea to buy David a beautiful, big red bus to play with and encourage him take his very first steps. And now, in The Repair Shop, Elsie hopes that the team can restore the beloved bus ready for her little grandson to take part in the magic of his first steps. A heart-warming family tale based on the real story of a very special toy bus, featured on best-loved TV show, The Repair Shop.
Amy writes another fantastic book based on a story from The Repair Shop. My daughter and I read the earlier Repair Shop story, The Christmas Doll, and loved it. When we got The Toy Bus we were excited to read it. It was the bedtime story that very night. The story of the old bus is woven into the story of it being repaired, which both of us enjoyed; we liked looking for the younger and older versions of the characters in the illustrations. Katie Hickey has done a fantastic job with the illustrations which draw you even further into the story. A wonderful book!
Picture book / Reviewed by Jenny, teacher
Suggested Reading Age 5+