What a Map Can Do

Penguin Workshop/Rise X. Jul. 2023. 48p. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9780593519981.
Gr 1-3–Readers will love learning navigational skills in this informational and funny picture book. A raccoon guide takes curious adventurers through how maps are used in everyday life. Starting out small, and then growing to large-scale ideas, the raccoon explorer teaches map reading every step of the way: from traditional maps of rooms, neighborhoods, and cities to less conventional maps that will have readers laughing out loud. This introduction to maps will have readers learning and laughing together. Early elementary school readers will be engaged as the story begins with the humorous tone of the raccoon narrator; simple explanations build upon the next map and the next, supporting readers throughout the book. Colorful and engaging illustrations bring the skills of map navigation to life.
VERDICT This title will engage young readers, while teaching them valuable map reading skills; it will be useful in elementary school libraries.

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