My Subway Ride
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My Subway Ride

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Waiting for the train music in the station bucket drums steel guitars the beat and the wait and the rumble-growl a light in the dark a floating star squeak and squeal and screech to the stop My Subway Ride whisks you through the vivid sounds, sights, and rhythms of the heart of New York City's subway and all the great stops along the way. From the "pitch, smack, home run!" of Yankee Stadium, to the rattle of the Cyclone and the sticky cotton candy on Coney Island, to the pulse of the crowd in Times Square, this book immerses you in the movement of the city. The pulse and beat of the subway train runs throughout the text, and the colorful and bold illustrations give the graphic sense of the subway, from fading train lights, to mosaic tile walls, to colorful graffiti, to a sea of faces. Join the subway station musicians who sing of the train's sound and rhythm as "a pulse, the pulse/a heartbeat/ a jazz riff/ a constant sea/ a mama's belly/ whisking us home." Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender are a husband-and-wife team living in Brooklyn, New York. Paul has coauthored three books with musician Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book, Abiyoyo Returns, and Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup. Jennifer is an early childhood educator and curriculum developer. Paul and Jennifer's favorite subway line is the Q train. Selina Alko lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband who is also an illustrator. Selina studied illustration in New York City at the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated many educational books for children, including Show and Tell Rose (from McGraw Hill) and Jump Rope (from Bebop Books). Selina loves her daily commute on the subway. Her favorite line is also the Q train.show more

Product details

  • 6-8
  • Hardback | 32 pages
  • 231.1 x 269.2 x 12.7mm | 294.84g
  • Gibbs M. Smith Inc
  • Layton, UT, United States
  • English
  • Parental Adviso.
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1586853570
  • 9781586853570
  • 1,129,203

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From the "pitch, smack, home run!" of Yankee Stadium, to the rattle of the Cyclone and the sticky cotton candy on Coney Island, to the pulse of the crowd in Times Square, My Subway Ride spotlights the rhythm and beat of New York City's subway train. Join the sea of colorful faces as they watch and listen to subway station musicians who sing of the train's sound and rhythm as "a pulse, the pulse a heartbeat a jazz riff a constant sea A mama's belly whisking us home." Hop on the N or Q, or on the 1 or 2, and discover the heart of the city. You don't want to miss the next stop! Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender are a husband-and-wife writing team who live in Brooklyn, New York. Paul has co-authored three books with musician Pete Seeger: Pete Seeger's Storytelling Book, Abiyoyo Returns, and Some Friends to Feed: The Story of Stone Soup. Jennifer is an early childhood educator and curriculum developer. Paul and Jennifer's favorite subway line is the Q train. Selina Alko, a children's book and editorial illustrator, studied illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has illustrated many educational books including Show and Tell Rose (McGraw-Hill) and Jump Rope (Bebop Books). She has also illustrated a weekly portrait column in Showbiz Magazine (Las Vegas) since 2000. Selina currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband Sean Qualls. Her only mode of transportation is the subway.show more

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