ISBN13: 9780399549885 ISBN10: 0399549889
Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers, January 2016
Have you heard of Eclipse, Seattle’s bus riding dog? Dog on Board, tells her story. Take a look for book details, and watch the video, from Seattle’s KOMO TV, and this one, from the King County Department of Transportation. You’ll fall in love with Eclipse, just as I did when I met her.
Eclipse knows where to get on the bus and where to get off, all by herself, with no help from her proud human companion, Jeff. Eclipse loves going to the dog park to play ball with Jeff and to visit her friends, so if he gets distracted when the bus arrives, Eclipse can just hop on board, get off at the park, and greet her canine friends while she waits for Jeff to catch up.
Because Eclipse has become famous, Jeff now makes sure she doesn’t get ahead of him, so they always travel together now, or another friend takes over. Once they are at the park, Eclipse is eager to play ball, but she has to drop it for Jeff first!
She also likes to explore her hometown, visiting her favorite sites such as the store, Mud Bay, where she always gets a treat, or Pike Place Market, where she can sniff out treats from the stores. Between stops, Jeff, Eclipse, my husband Greg and I, strolled along Seattle’s streets exploring this delightful city.
You and your kids can follow Eclipse through a busy day in her home town through “Dog on Board The True Story of Eclipse, the Bus-Riding Dog.”