Underground: Subway Systems Around the World

Cicada. Aug. 2020. 44p. Tr $16.95. ISBN 9781908714831.
PreS-Gr 3–This search-and-find book offers details about underground railway systems around the world. Full-page spreads feature bright, colorful illustrations with unique travelers and will keep the attention of young readers. Ten cities are covered in the text, including Beijing, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Moscow, and New York. The text offers numerical and historical facts about each city—some facts offer opportunity for comparison between railway systems (the year they opened; number of stations); others are unique to one particular system. On the final pages of each city profile, readers can enjoy a seek-and-find game. A glossary provides more information about some of the items found in each seek-and-find activity.
VERDICT This title, with its light informational approach, will likely circulate better in seek-and-find collections than nonfiction sections on trains and transportation. Recommended for libraries where such titles are in high demand.

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