For many years I’ve enjoyed sharing picture books with some of the youngest of library patrons, the 2 to 4 year olds. Toddler times work best with short, simple and colorful books. Shortly after it was published in 2001, I discovered My Car by Byron Barton and found it to be a perfect book for a transportation themed storytime. The main character, Sam shows us all about his car and how he drives his car to work. When he gets to work he drives his bus. “Why can’t there be more books like this?” I said to myself.
I was so happy when My Bus appeared in answer to my prayers in 2014. This book features a bus driver named Joe who picks up cats and dogs and delivers them to the train, plane and boat. More transportation and some basic mathematics combine to make another simple and satisfying story.
I was even happier this spring to see My Bike. In this book Tom rides his bike to work through traffic and past animals into the circus where he puts on his clown uniform and rides his unicycle.
I am so happy to have all three of these books from children’s author Byron Barton.