The Toy Bus

Amy Sparkes, illustrated by Katie Hickey

Based on the true story of a toy bus brought to The Repair Shop, this gentle story tells the tale of a toy bus and the relationship between a brother and sister. The bus was chosen by a young Elsie to encourage her brother, David, who has cerebral palsy to walk. The illustrations show the determined facial expressions of David as he perseveres with trying to use the bus to help him walk.
Years later the bus is in a sad state. Elsie wants her grandson to have it to encourage him to take his first steps. Can The Repair Shop fix it so that it can be used once again?
A heart-warming story which can be shared across the generations.

Published by Walker Books

Reviewed by Tash Hyde