From the Publisher
Circle the globe and draw the animals that inhabit Earths tropical forests in Asia, Africa and South America. Then draw and write about the forest animals living in the northern temperate forests of the world. Next, take a peek down under at the animals of the forests of Australia. The series won the Teachers' Choice Award, is a regular recipient of Practical Homeschooling Reader Awards, and was selected one of the top new products at NSSEA Ed Expo 2001.
From the Author
This book has one of my favorite lessons -- drawing a simple map of the world. It begins with an introduction to the Prime Meridian and Equator, and then drawing each continent using simple ovals. While developing a mental image of the map, the child also develops a comprehension of Earth's basic geography. Later, when a child hears about Africa in the news or in discussion, they can imagine their simple world map and relate the location of Africa to the location of their home. -- Kim Stitzer