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Author: Scot Ritchie
Key Words: Children, Geography, Global, Map Skills, Topography

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Book Description:

Maps are about far more than getting from a to b. Maps can help children understand and explore both their everyday environment and faraway places. With an appealing search-and-find technique, Follow That Map! is an interactive picture book that explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts. Kids will enjoy following Sally and her friends as they search for Max and Ollie, a mischievous dog and cat on the lam from the backyard. Sally and friends take an imaginative trip through the neighborhood, city and country, around the world and beyond. Kids can join in the search for Max and Ollie, who are hiding somewhere in every map. An activity at the end of the book shows children how to make a map of their bedroom.

Reviewers Thoughts

Rating: 3 of 5 stars

A colorful and creative introduction to learning how to read a map. Although there is a story line, this book is primarily a tool, but one that kids will enjoy as they trace trails with their fingers or search for landmarks.

Star Rating System

5 = Loved It, 4 = Really Liked It, 3 = Liked It, 2 = It's Okay, 1 = Didn't Like It.

Book Details

Cleanliness: no incidents

Ages: 4 - 7

Grade Level: PreK - 2nd

Pages: 32

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