Follow that map! : a first look at mapping skills (Exploring Our Community) (#18205Z4)

by Ritchie, Scot

7 reviews & awards | 5 full-text reviews

Hardcover Kids Can Press, 2009
Price: USD 18.50
Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 26 cm
Dewey: 912.01; Audience: Lower Elementary; Reading Level: 3.5
AR 3.5 LG .5 128244EN; LEX AD590L; GR L
From the publisher: Grades Pre-K/K-2; Ages 4-7
From Booklist: Preschool-Grade 3; Kirkus: Ages 5-7; SLJ: Gr 3-5


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About This Set

This playful series introduces younger readers to essential parts of a community--including the people, places, buildings and more--using a mix of narration, factual information and cartoon-style illustrations. In these books, five friends explore their neighborhood and learn about everything from architecture to farm-fresh foods to mapping concepts. Each book includes a fun activity and an index.

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From Follett

Includes index. An interactive picture book that discusses and demonstrates mapping concepts as Sally and her friends search for Max and Ollie, two pets on the run from the backyard, and take a trip through the neighborhood, city, country, and world; and includes an activity.

From the Publisher
With an appealing search-and-find technique, an interactive picture book explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts while also including an activity at the end to show children how to make a map of their bedroom.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Kids Can Press
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2009
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Dewey: 912.01
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: 32 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 x 26 cm
  • ISBN-10: 1-55453-274-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-55453-274-2
  • Follett Number: 18205Z4
  • Reading Level: 3.5
  • Audience: Lower Elementary
  • Grades: Pre-K/K-2
  • Ages: 4-7
  • Booklist: Preschool-Grade 3
  • Kirkus: Ages 5-7
  • School Library Journal: Gr 3-5
  • ATOS Book Level: 3.5
  • AR Interest Level: LG
  • AR Points: .5
  • AR Quiz: 128244EN
  • Lexile: AD590L
  • Guided Reading Level: L

Reviews & Awards
  • Book Links, 06/01/10
  • Booklist, 03/15/09
  • Horn Book Magazine, 10/01/09
  • Kirkus Reviews, 02/01/09
  • Library Media Connection, 08/01/09
  • Resource Links, 04/01/09
  • School Library Journal, 10/01/09

Full-Text Reviews
Booklist (March 15, 2009 (Vol. 105, No. 14))
Preschool-Grade 3. Sally and friends are playing in her backyard when they notice that her dog and cat, Max and Ollie, are missing. Determined to find them, they run through their neighborhood, the park, and the zoo; venture into the country and to a tropical island; and finally travel around the world and into space before locating the animals in the backyard. The fanciful story is less important than the overhead views of the search, which create maplike scenes of the children searching across land, sea, and space. Map-related information appears in bold type on each spread. Younger children will enjoy finding Ollie and Max in each ­cartoon-style picture, but older ones can pick up quite a bit about maps, including their purpose, use of symbols, and terminology, e.g., compass rose and legend. An appended project shows children how to create maps of their bedrooms.

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