Count on the Subway (Hardcover)

By Paul DuBois Jacobs, Paul DuBois Jacobs, Jennifer Swender

Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9780307979230, 32pp.

Publication Date: May 13, 2014



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."