Count on the Subway

count on the subwayCount On the Subway by Paul Dobois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender and illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. Knopf, 2014. 32 pages.

Reading Level: Picture Books, 0-4

Maturity Level: 1 (ages 0-4)

Bright, colorful illustrations help young listeners count with a little girl and her mom as they walk to the subway, board the train, ride to their destination, and disembark at Grand Central Station. The counting progresses from 1-10 and then back down to 1. Endpapers contain lots of numbers to identify for young listeners. This simple book is a fun change from the usual predictable counting books which feature more static visual layouts. Perfect for a trip to the big city or for urban residents familiar with the subway and public transportation.

Overall Quality: 4 out of 5

Cautions: None

Audience: Parents, Educators, Preschool

Recommended Use: Curriculum Tie-In (counting), Read Aloud

Categories: Picture Books, Education, Preschool

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