Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation.
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Joan Sweeney is a children’s book author. She has written several books, including Me on the Map, Me and My Place in Space, Me and My Amazing Body, Me and My Family Tree, Me Counting Time, Me and the Measure of Things, and Me and My Senses.
Annette Cable is a children’s book illustrator. She has illustrated several books, including Me on the Map, Me and My Place in Space, Me and My Amazing Body, Me and My Family Tree, Me Counting Time, Me and the Measure of Things, Me and My Senses.
Simplifying the abstract nature of maps, Sweeney encourages the cartographer in every child. Step by step, moving from a personal to a global scale, a girl explains what maps are by giving clear, easily grasped examples. First, standing in a cheerful bedroom, she tells readers, "This is me in my room." On the facing page, she has drawn herself in a childlike overview layout of her bedroom. "This is me on the map of my room," she says, proudly. Next, a framed painting of her house is faced by a blueprint "map" of her house. The pattern continues throughout the book, with scenic views (a picture of her town, an impression of her state, a Steinberg-esque vision of the U.S.) followed by maps of each area. Debut artist Cable's clear, crisp renderings show a wealth of detail on the scenic illustrations, while her creative progression of maps includes handmade examples, a souvenir state map, an elementary classroom map of the country and, finally, a "flat" map of the world. An admirable effort, and one that kids will enjoy replicating. Ages 3-7.
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Annette Cable (illustrator). book. Bookseller Inventory # M0517700956
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110517700956
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0517700956 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1128656