Count 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
Audience: Parents, Educators, Preschool
Recommended Use: Curriculum Tie-In (counting), Read Aloud
Categories: Picture Books, Education, Preschool