Count on the Subway (Hardcover)

By Paul DuBois Jacobs, Jennifer Swender, Dan Yaccarino (Illustrator)

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780307979230, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2014

Other Editions of This Title:
Library Binding (5/13/2014)

List Price: 16.99*
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1 MetroCard, Momma and me.
Down 2 flights—to catch the 3.
4 turnstiles, singers 5.
A rumble, a screech . . . the train arrives!

This bright, young counting book is a delightful trip through the New York City subway system. Hand in hand, child and mother see colorful subway signs and funny passengers, watch trains screeching by, and make new friends. With bold illustrations and a playful, rhyming text, this is not only a counting book, but also a tribute to New York and a sweet story of a child and parent navigating the city together.

About the Author

PAUL DuBOIS JACOBS and JENNIFER SWENDER are a husband-and-wife team whose picture books include My Subway Ride and My Taxi Ride (illustrated by Selina Alko), and NASCAR ABCs and NASCAR 1-2-3's (illustrated by Aaron Zenz). They live in Massachusetts, where they run an educational writing and consulting company. They continue to participate in the Brooklyn Public Library's "Meet the Author" program and the Author's Read Aloud program of Learning Leaders, New York City Public Schools' largest volunteer literacy organization.

DAN YACCARINO is an internationally acclaimed author-illustrator with more than 30 books to his credit. Dan is also the creator of the animated TV series Oswald and Willa's Wild Life, and he designed the characters for The Backyardigans.

Praise For Count on the Subway

Publishers Weekly  starred review, March 17, 2014
"Yaccarino continues to revel in his role as one of the city’s most upbeat visual chroniclers, rendering the subway as bustling, bright, (and spotless) metropolitan crossroads with a soundtrack all its own.”