cover image 100 Words about Transportation

100 Words about Transportation

Richard Brown. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P, $5.95 (32pp) ISBN 978-0-15-200551-1

All 100 words in this volume are themselves modes of transportation, set forth in groupings such as ""On My Own Two Feet'' (walk, run, hop, crawl), ``By Myself'' (skateboard, tricycle), ``In the City,'' ``In the Water,'' ``In Space,'' etc. By moving from child-size transports to large and loftier forms, and on to specialized vehicles found in emergency situations (an ambulance and a fire engine), and ending with machines found in an amusement park (a merry-go-round is considered transportation in this context), the organization of this story doesn't convey the information in a clear, efficient way. Brown packs each page with relentlessly cheerful people and a lot of activity for readers to pore over. Still, these 100 words won't take the place of Anne Rockwell's Things That Go. Ages 2-5. (March)