Back Seat Blues! Are We There, Yeti? by Ashlyn Anslee
THIS IS YETI. HE DRIVES OUR BUS.
No matter whether it's a short trip to the zoo, a cross-country drive, or a school field trip, kids always find the ride interminable centuries long. And they don't suffer in silence!
"I'VE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM!"
"ARE WE THERE, YETI!"
Well, no! Past the sunny fields and farms and up and up and up the mountain the bus trundles, as snowflakes grow thicker and thicker and the landscape becomes more and more snowy. What kind of field trip is this?
But when the bus gets THERE, there's a surprise, as Yeti's children welcome them with snowboards, sleds, ice skates, and snow forts with plenty of snowballs.
And it's Let the winter games begin!, in Ashlyn Anslee's Are We There, Yeti? (Simon and Schuster, 2015), as the impatient passengers pile out to throw snowballs, build a snow yeti, and enjoy their impromtu snow day, as Anslee's cartoon kids and not-so-abominable snow kids make the most of the fun until they are all out of snow go!
And when the tuckered students pile back into the bus for the return trip, what's the first thing they all say?
"ARE WE HOME, YETI?"