It's Not a School Bus, It's a Pirate Ship
It's Not a Bed
Author: Mickey Rapkin
Illustrator: Teresa Martinez
Estimated Ship Date: June 16, 2020
A boy overcomes his first-day-of-school fears by imagining his school bus is a pirate ship taking him on a high-seas adventure.
In this follow-up to It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Time Machine, a young boy is worried about the bus ride to his first day of school. Who will he sit with on the bus? How will he make friends?
The bus driver knows the first day of school is intimidating, and she has a secret to share: This is not a school bus—it’s a pirate ship! And its pirate crew has one motto: “All for fun and fun for all!”
The boy sets sail with his classmates on an epic adventure—making new friends and vanquishing his first-day jitters along the way!
It’s Not a Bed, It’s a Pirate Ship explores social anxiety in a relatable way, showing that with a little imagination, new experiences are just new adventures.