Publisher description for Map mania : discovering where you are and getting to where you aren't / Michael A. DiSpezio ; [illustrated by Dave Garbot].


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Counter Why get lost.when you can map it out! You'll always know the right direction to travel with the special tricks you'll learn here. Starting from familiar territory (home, the backyard, the schoolyard) and moving outwards, this amusing, delightfully illustrated introduction to finding your way home--or anywhere you want to go--teaches street smarts that kids can't do without. Filled to the brim with fun games, cool activities, humorous quizzes (sure to provoke giggles), and wacky facts, every page takes a unique approach to maps and teaching basic geography to children. Build a model of an early compass to understand navigation--then head out to test your skills. Use the sun, sound, and the stars to get your bearings. Look at a map similar to the one Columbus might have used when he set out to prove the world was round. Hit the road with "a key to the highway" that provides information on tolls, the number of lanes, and more. Figure out which route goes where. All in all, you'll have a delightful trip--and end up just where you want to go!



Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Map drawing Juvenile literature, Map reading Juvenile literature, Map drawing, Map reading, Maps