Text and photographs explore the different modes of transportation used by people around the world including airplanes, cars, and trains.
Children's LiteratureWe travel from place to place, but the mode of transportation may not be something young readers think about. Most have ridden in a car and many have taken an airplane ride for a vacation trip or a holiday trip to visit a relative. More exotic forms of transport may not be thought of in the same way. A cart drawn by an animal, sleds on ice, camels, horses or burros or even soaring high in a hot air balloon may be the way to travel. If the reader lives in a city, there is a good chance that he or she will have seen or ridden on a subway or a bus. Wherever people live, they look for easier and more efficient ways to transport themselves and their possessions. Large photographs on each page feature all the modes of transport. The text closes with a "Words to Know/Index" page, but some of the definitions are written at a higher level than the text. The book is listed as Early Intervention Level 11 and is part of the "Yellow Umbrella Books, Level A" series for social studies. 2004, Yellow Umbrella Books/Capstone, Ages 4 to 7.
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