Do you take the bus to school every morning? Can you recall what the driver looks like? Find out how pone student trues to save the job of his favourite bus driver. Not just another face in the crowd, but his hero and role model.
Due to the prevalence of public transportation in Singapore, we wanted to dedicate one of The Invisible People titles to the workers in this sector. A bus driver was chosen as our family commutes most frequently by bus and shares a special love for sitting at the first row on the upper floor of a double-decker.
While issues like retrenchment and bullying are not your usual themes for a children’s book, we found these to be unfortunately commonplace and thus wanted to represent them from the point of view of a child. Do you love taking the bus too?
About The Invisible People Series
The Invisible People series is a tribute to some special people who hold very special jobs. Those who grow up with us, build our homes and even those whom we see every single day without fail. Yet, we may not treat them like they are a part of our lives. Let us get to know these Invisible People better and together make them visible by waving help or even saying a simple ‘thank you’ to them today.
- Aunty Goes Home
- Uncles at Work
- The Bus Driver
About the Author
Ames is married to her childhood friend Jonathan and they currently have two children. She initially started writing to alleviate cabin fever after converting to stay-home mum status and found her passion in storytelling. She taught English and History for several years, before travelling to train students in leadership and communication skills, both in Singapore and parts of Southeast Asia.
About the Illustrator
Jayl is a multi-disciplinary designer based in Singapore. She has been actively freelancing for 5 years now, mainly working on branding projects that help small busineses with their design needs. Her main passion still lies in illustration, with anything revolving around hand lettered type to illustrating books to murals. She dreams of travelling the world to paint murals one day.