On the Go!
Set of 4 titles
Young readers are often fascinated by the fast-paced, fun world of vehicles, and they get to explore a wide variety of them in these delightful guides to things on the go! From planes in the air to boats on the water and the cars and trains that zoom across the road and the tracks, each vehicle is presented in engaging detail. Fun facts are featured in age-appropriate language, allowing early learners to independently explore each topic. In addition, charming illustrations fill the pages and are sure to delight even reluctant readers.
SLJ Review of On the Go!
This cute picture book series features adorable, diverse cartoon characters exploring the planet on different types of transportation. On the Water! explains how boats can use man power, wind power, and engine power to move people from shore to shore, both for fun and for work. On the Tracks! includes trains that go above and below ground (and some even below the water!). In the Air! and On the Road! feature not only people movers, but some kid-pleasing rescue vehicles as well. Again, while the writing is engaging, this is informational fiction is―not nonfiction. It’s great for imparting information in an eye-catching way, but realistically, our transportation doesn’t have adorable smiley faces and tell us helpful tidbits about how it works. As stewards of information literacy, it’s important that librarians and educators in the library make sure kids see that distinction and recognize its value. VERDICT It’s charming, but it’s not nonfiction.