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Children's LiteratureThe bright, vivid illustrations in this title take children through an imaginary exploration of the different modes of transportation. These illustrations have many different children at the helm of each rowboat, rocket, horse, etc. Therefore, the book allows the child to pretend that he/she is, in fact, the captain in command of the yellow submarine exploring the ocean floor. With one creative sentence for every crisp two-page illustration, the first twenty-four pages are sure to hold the attention of a child ages 2 to 4. The last six pages, however, abruptly abandon the illustrations in favor of two-paragraph histories of the airplane, balloon, race car, tugboat, train, bicycle, rowboat, coach and four, space shuttle, cowboy, and submarine. This gives the back of the book a completely different feel than the front. While the information is interesting for a more advanced reader, it is sure to lose the attention of the young child the front of the book was clearly written for. 2005, Barefoot Books, Ages 2 to 4.