Mapping My Day

illus. by Laura Wood. 40p. Magination. Mar. 2017. Tr $15.95. ISBN 9781433823336.
K-Gr 3—Flora's favorite pastime is making maps. She draws her way around her house and her neighborhood. Readers follow her along on an average day and gain awareness of essential mapping concepts such as scale, cardinal directions, and more. The playful cartoon artwork is simple enough to allow young readers to absorb the mindfulness and geographic reasoning lessons that are demonstrated on each page. Back matter includes a note to educators and offers several games and activities designed to reinforce the techniques presented. Pair this with Loreen Leedy's Mapping Penny's World and Joan Sweeney's Me on the Map for a unit on cartography.
VERDICT An excellent addition to geography collections.

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