ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) - A family fun event based on a book. Today is the 'Bus For Us Extravaganza' in Ithaca.

Families and children are invited to Boynton Middle School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today. That's on North Cayuga Street. A National Literacy Organization called 'Children's Reading Connection' is hosting today's event.

Today's event is designed to bring life the children's book 'The Bus For Us.' Today, there will be life-size vehicles from the book while two characters from the book walk the children through the plot.

Award-winning author, Suzanne Bloom will be there to meet the children and sign the books. Each child will be sent home with a free book. Additional books will also be there for sale. Today's event is free admission.