Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Subway by Christoph Niemann HarperCollins, 2010. Unpaged. Picture Book.

Niemann's jouncy rhymes and iconographic pictures will give kids and their grownups the flash and feel of a subway ride in the Big Apple, New York, NY. The background is underground black and the riders are thickened up mostly ghostly white stick figures with heads like full moons. Subway is the next best thing to an actual ride. Niemann's judicious use of color mimicking the flash of signage and track in the glare of the headlights propels the book at subway speed from start to finish. Some fun! and a great read-aloud.

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