Subway Storyby Julia Sarcone-Roach
Never was there a subway car who loved her job more than Jessie. From morning to night she carried all sorts of people all sorts of places—to work and school and World's Fairs, over bridges and through tunnels—sometimes she even took a pigeon along for the ride! But as time passed, sleek new silver cars began to take over the tracks, banishing Jessie to an
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I have three kids and what seems like a billion books. We are so good about going to the library because we really don't need a single more book for our shelves. But I am buying this book because every single kid (and this mom) loves it, is intrigued by the story, and is inspired by the environmental message it gives readers. Sarcone-Roach has it all: a great story teller, with words that capture kids' attention and imagination, and her illustrations match. This book is a story about a subway car "born" in St Louis and moves to work and live in New York City for many, many decades. She contributes to the city in a bunch of different ways--examples all given in the book--and then, when she's too outdated to contribute anything else, she's stripped of hardware and dumped into the ocean. That sounds harsh, and the first time we read that my kids were a little aghast at the site of this subway card plunging towards the bottom of the ocean. But quickly (in the book, more time in real life I'm sure) one fish comes, then more fish come, then coral attaches to her and some turtles and dolphins swim by to visit and...she has a whole city inside her. Highly recommend this book.