Take a trip through the tunnels with two children and a father on a rainy day. Wait for the train to come, feel the breeze and the rumble. Take the A train to all 44 stations. Then the F train filled with interesting people. You can take the 1 or 2 trains depending on whether you need the express. 7 heads to Times Square and you get a wonderful view on Q. F and G run together, then apart, and then return together again. When the day is done, you will still want to be riding the rails underground.
Told in happy rhyme, this book plays with rhythm and internal rhyme. It has the pace of trains, pauses at stations, rushes forward at times. The illustrations are done in thick lines with bright colors on black backgrounds. They evoke a feeling of looking at signs rather than illustrations. At the same time, they have a jaunty sense of humor that works really well.
I’d grab this one in a New York minute to use in a transportation unit or storytime. Children from New York will immediately recognize the places, while folks from around the country will enjoy this uniquely NY title. Appropriate for ages 3-5.
Reviewed from library copy.