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The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book (Amazing Pop-Ups) Hardcover – September 4, 2000

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Contrary to popular belief, the earth is not flat. Therefore it stands to reason that a geography book should pop up, spin, and reveal the world's secrets in all its three-dimensional glory. This truly Amazing Pop-Up book, virtually exploding with action and visual stimulation, is divided into eight main categories: "Our Place in Space," "Sunshine," "Continents and Oceans," "Rivers and Mountains," "Countries," "Disaster!," "Journey Time," and "Who Lives Here?" Each page is jam-packed with flaps to lift, wheels to dial, tabs to pull, and exciting pop-ups. There's even an expandable globe hanging on an elastic string, so readers can take a closer look at Earth as they learn more about its components. Scientific, political, and geographical information is presented in an easy-to-absorb, lighthearted way, so even the reluctant geographer will have no problem mastering the basics and much more. Silly characters named Sonny Sun, Eartha Earth, the Quizmaster (a walrus in a top hat), Disastrous Dan, Julian Journey, and Otis Ocean guide readers through the pages, and encourage everyone to take good care of the world. This lively book is a terrific companion to Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels's other Amazing Pop-Up books: The Amazing Pop-Up Multiplication Book, The Amazing Pop-Up Grammar Book, and The Amazing Pop-Up Music Book. Death-defying paper mechanics and truly fascinating information about the universe ensure a happy surprise for children who've wondered if there isn't anything more to geography. (Ages 6 to 10) --Emilie Coulter

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A 2000 Parents' Choice® Gold Award Winner -- From Parents' Choice®
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 8 and up
  • Grade Level: 3 and up
  • Series: Amazing Pop-Ups
  • Hardcover: 14 pages
  • Publisher: Dutton Juvenile; Pop edition (September 4, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0525464387
  • ISBN-13: 978-0525464389
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 1 x 12 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #485,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I wasn't sure what to think when I purchased this book for my 8-year-old daughter. We homeschool and she already uses a formal geography textbook...besides, pop-up books are for babies, right? NOT this one! The pages are jammed packed with fun facts, mesmerizing illustrations and many, many little pop-ups that relate interesting facts in a fun, entertaining way. This is truly a kid-friendly book with an earthquake that actually "shakes", a volcano that 'explodes" mid-page, and a hurricane that spirals and whirls around! I especially like the 2-page layout of the world (titled "Countries") where you can find a famous pop-up landmark on the spot of several famous capital cities. This is a cool book that will keep your kids entertained for hours. I use it when I need a break bt feel guilty taking one! My kids don't even miss me. For earlier grades it can stand alone, for mid to upper grades it is a fantastic supplement. I would also suggest the Geography Songs Kit from Audio Memory, Inc. as a companion learning component to this book. Thanks to these resources, and a good atlas and globe, geography is my daughter's favorite subject!
5 Stars (easily). Enjoy -- and don't be afraid to admit that you actually did!!!
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Do you know what the deepest lake in the world is or where it's located? How about biggest island or the highest volcano? Do you know which country has the most people or where the Taj Mahal is located? It's easy to find out the answers to these questions and much, much more in The Amazing Pop-Up Geography Book. Kate Petty and Jennie Maizels have taken a subject considered dull and made it FUN! They've collected hundreds of interesting facts about our planet and the people that live here and put them in a hands-on book that's perfect for kids 8-12. From our place in the solar system to the continents and countries, from rivers, oceans, mountains and volcanoes, to hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and understanding time and distance, kids can lift flaps, turn wheels, pull tabs and watch the earth come alive in their hands. This is a wonderful three dimensional book that will keep your youngsters entertained and learning for hours at a time as they find out that our planet is a pretty interesting place.
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Never seen such a lovely and informative book for kids about geography. As a new teacher I'm always interested in new and extraordinary books, workbooks and other kinds of materials. This book gives young & small kids geographical backgroundinformations which they'll never forget anymore.
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By A Customer on July 10, 2004
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OK, I know it was a little premature buying him the book at 1 year old (I couldn't resist it). I hid it away until he was old enough not to want to rip the pieces out of it. He found it at 2, and has been reading it ever since. The other day he opened the book and told me that he was going to read to me this time. He proceeded to name all the planets, (and a week later did it backwards). He can name the tallest mountain, the longest river. And has a lot of fun simulating an earthquake and a tornado.
Not bad for a 3 year old! A great book. I'm online because I'm ordering the rest of the series.
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By A Customer on July 26, 2001
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I could hardly keep this book from my kids, and did not want to part with it myself...they all love it from the toddler to the nine year old! It is a very fun and memorable way to teach geography!
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Kids love pop up books, but outgrow most of them pretty early- often about the time that they get good at not tearing the pop up tabs! This is a fun book w/ plenty of interesting little geography facts for slightly older kids (say, up to 2nd grade; maybe 3rd if they are not strong readers). American kids (at least those who aren't in Montessori programs) don't get much geography, and this is a fun way to broaden their horizons a bit. Our 6 y.o. thoroughly enjoyed reading through it on her own, quizzing us from time to time. Be prepared!
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I am an elementary school teacher, currently teaching 4th grade. I ordered this book as a review of the various geographic elements in review for the NYS Science and SS assessments. Although this is not a book you can read together as a class (there are just too many small details to cover) I highly recommend this for a small group or independent work station. In order to fully utilize the book, I created questions that covered the various topics on each page which guided the students to explore the book and search for the answers. It is a fabulous learning tool and all of the other teachers who have seen this book keep asking me where I got it!!!!
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This book is very well done. It has *tons* of stuff to do. There are so many lift up tabs and pop ups that it will keep anyone busy for hours. The content is interesting enough for kids and adults. Highly recommend this book.
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