Maps & Globes

Maps & Globes

by Jack Knowlton, Harriett Barton (Illustrator)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Trade Paperback, 48 pages
Price: $7.99
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Maps and globes can take you anywhere—to the top of the tallest mountain on earth or the bottom of the deepest ocean. Maps tell you about the world: where various countries are located, where the jungles and deserts are, even how to find your way around your own hometown. If you take a fancy to any place on earth, you can go there today and still be home in time for dinner. So open a map, spin a globe. The wide world awaits you.

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  Maps and Globes
Albanyaloe of South Africa, 10/11/2011
Sometimes maps are a rather abstract concept to young children. This book takes all the difficulty away. It explains the history of maps, in an engaging way, from ancient time through Columbus' voyages. The author then goes on to show how the world is represented by maps of various kinds. There is a page on map symbols, physical maps, politcal maps and local maps. The book is recommended for ages 7-10, however, I would use it for younger ages too. I do not think it would cover all the curriculum requirements for the said age. However, it explains difficult concepts like lines of longitude and latitude and scale in a fun and simple manner.
Wish we'd had books like this. Five stars!