Baby’s Very First Bus Book Review

Baby’s Very First Bus Book is a beautiful, vibrant book aimed at babies aged 1 year +. Follow the different animals on their journey through the book to their surprise destination at the end. 

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The illustrations of this book give parents plenty of scope to ask questions to develop language development and awareness. What animals can you see? What colour are the flowers? Shall we count the cakes? Where will the next bus stop be? Who is in the boat?

A great factor of this book are the movable wheels. So baby can not just read the book but play with it too! The movable wheels are also great for baby to turn whilst the story is being read to them. 

I personally love this book. It is strong, sturdy, the illustrations are eye catching and the story is simple but fun.

Ideas for toys and games to use alongside this book:

I love to enhance learning from books by using different products (read my post here). Here are a few ideas for Baby’s Very First Bus Book. 

1. The Wheels On The Bus: Favourite Nursery Rhymes (BBC Audio Children’s)

Why not use songs to sing after reading this story. You could incorporate the different animals and places from the book whilst singing.

2. Toyland TL14040 “Wooden London Bus” Toy

Use a toy bus to re-create the story. Encourage children to come up with their own stories. Use teddy’s to represent the animals in the story.

3. Fingerpuppet set animals

Use finger puppets to tell the story of the animals journey on the bus. 


The following is information about Baby’s Very First Bus Book taken from my Independent Usborne Organiser website

Baby’s very first bus book

Shaped like a bus, this chunky board book has working wheels and delightful illustrations showing Elephant, Monkey, Mouse, Panda and Baby Bear waiting for the bus, then climbing aboard to go to the funfair. Babies will love spotting all the animals on the bus, spinning the wheels, and pushing the bus along to the funfair themselves!

Board book:


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Extra information

Age: 1 year+

BIC: A2K79

Board book:
ISBN: 9781409597032
8 pages
185 x 240mm

Author/Editor: Fiona Watt

Illustrator: Stella Baggott

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