About the Book:
Inside the wonderful world of Public Transportation - Children discover its history, how public transportation has improved our world and what's next! Beautifully illustrated pictures and fun facts will enthrall kids ages 5-15 with stories of how the first steam locomotive "Tom Thumb" lost its big race with a horse - when it broke down and how cable cars in San Francisco move up those steep hills.
Each page brings children to a different era and type of public mobility from horse drawn carriages to the first subways, buses, light rail vehicles and mag lev trains. Along the way they can picture themselves riding these fun vehicles and traveling to their destinations. Then children see how the future will be amazing with autonomous vehicles, Hyperloop and Vertical Take Off and Landing Aircraft (VTOL) shuttling them to a new age of public transportation.
A thoroughly enjoyable book that dives deep into the exploration of all people moving machines. This must-have book will broaden all ages with the substance it has to offer. A very profound and enthusiastic thumbs up for this classic! Public Transportation from the Tom Thumb Railroad to Hyperloop and Beyond by Paul Comfort is an extraordinary book and comes highly recommended by Artisan Book Reviews.
Public/private schools and home schoolers can use this book as a way to introduce children to the important world of public transportation - its history, present and future.