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National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas


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  • Ages 8-12
  • 75 color photos
  • Maps,Games, Activities and more...
  • Hours of backseat fun
  • Covers all 50 states
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The National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas will entertain your kids through car rides, plane trips and any type of vacation where you need to keep them interested and engaged. Keeping kids entertained while on a long drive can be a challenge, but the National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Atlas can help. This book includes easy-to-read, simple road maps of each state and Washington, D.C., and a map of the United States. State symbols, cool things to do, boredom busters, fun facts, wacky roadside attractions, and games accompany the maps and provide engaging information with stunning photographs that will keep kids engaged for hours. In the back matter, a comprehensive index makes it easy for kids to look up names and places. To top it all off, everything is presented in colorful NG Kids style, allowing kids to learn as they ride and have a blast doing it!.Almost too much fun!.About The Author - Crispin Boyer was a kid once and remembers it well. He is a Gamer and lives in San Francisco and writes about history, wildlife, and technology. He and his wife, Ramah, are the lord and lady of a 1914 Victorian that is 700 times smaller than a typical castle but almost as drafty. Their microwave might not roast an ox like most medieval ovens, but at least their bathroom isn't a hole in the wall that empties into a stinky moat..Author - Crispin Boyer.Binding - Paper.Pages - 128.Publisher - National Geographic.Year - 2012.ISBN - 9781426309335.

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Lots of colorful pictures, enough information and MAPS!
T. Williams
Great for kids who enjoy books and learning about new places.
Shalyn
Bought this for a recent road trip and the kids loved it.
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59 of 59 people found the following review helpful By Judy K. Polhemus TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on March 21, 2012
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Of all the books at my recent book fair, "National Geographic Kids Ultimate U.S. Road Trip Atlas" was my favorite. I'm the librarian/chair of the book fair, thus I familiarize myself with every book on the case shelves. As a cartophile (map lover), I immediately grabbed this book and Aha! thrilled to its pages!

I evaluate such a book of the 50 states by what is written about my home state, Louisiana. I begin there/here. Each state is allotted two pages. The state map fills one page and information and state symbols the other. The little roads are missing--after all, it takes a big fold-out to include those--but all the state and federal roads are intact. How do I know? A rather narrow state road, 28, runs between Federal Highway 171 and Interstate 49. So what? My grandparents lived in a small community, Simpson, along 28. No, Simpson didn't make the map, but 28 is there.

What is included for each state are these items:
1. 5 Cool things to do here (In Louisiana you can visit the Rose Garden in Shreveport, take a Bayou Boat Tour, visit the Aquarium of the Americas, go through Cajun Country, and tour the French Quarter of New Orleans. A green line exactly locates each place.)
2. A summary paragraph
3. Roadside attractions, like Mardi Gras World, a musuem showing how a float is made
4. Odd information: Did you know that alligators must stay at least 200 yards away from the Mardi Gras parade route.

Each state is set up similarly. Imagine how children can have fun with this--and learn during the summer on those ghastly road trips. The U. S. Road Atlas is most beneficial.

I just flipped open to a particular state. Question: Which state is divided into two parts by the Chesapeake Bay? Yes, if you live near this region, you can answer that.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Cypherpunk on May 30, 2013
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One reviewer made it sound like there's not much to this atlas. I'm a high school teacher, and I notice that many items generically labeled 'for kids' don't have a specific audience or age range in mind. This book is recommended for kids 8 and up. We have a 5 year old and an 11 year old. The 11 year old thinks it's a great trivia book with tons of maps. Our 5 year old thinks it's cool that he has his own maps, like the ones on our navigation system.
The book is colorful, magazine-sized, and very appealing, visually. Most states get a 2-page spread, with a map of the state on one page, 5 Cool Things to do Here surround the map, with colored pointers to their locations, and off to the side a few smaller sections like popular roadside attractions (usually 3), and either a Fantastic State Facts or Traffic Laws You Won't Believe section. There is a brief description of the geography of each state, and images of the state bird, flower, and animal are near the state's name.
Each state also has its own Boredom Buster that will occupy kids for quite a while, though they can be technology-focused. Examples include taking pictures of Clinton references as you travel through Arkansas, searching for famous people from Iowa and see who can find the most, taking pictures of tornado shelters in Kansas and see who can find the most, etc. It also includes 10 pages of games at the back which are colorful, but probably won't last more than a half hour.
Some critics have made it sound like there's not much to the book. I can see that argument in one sense. There's not enough information to occupy bored kids for several hours, as you drive through a state. I do agree with the comment that the US map is too small.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Soden on April 25, 2012
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I like the facts given for each state, but there seems to be a section of interesting places they do not show you on the map. I found it to be a bit cluttered graphically, but I'm sure my 7 yo won't notice too much.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By summer on May 30, 2012
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We are huge fans of Nat Geo books & mags, and this one takes the cake! Crispin Boyer is very talented! It's easy to read, navigate, and very entertaining.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. McMicken on July 1, 2014
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Got this for my five year old to look up facts about states we were visiting and I looked it at just as much if not more than her! It has a large map of the U.S and then a page for each state with interesting facts and information. It has games as well and was a great additions to the Travel scavenger hunt cards we bought as well. Very cool book!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Douglas A. Oviatt on November 23, 2013
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My son loved this book so much, he spent his own money to buy it. He first got it from the library. Because of this book we have planned multiple family vacations.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By B. Michael on November 24, 2013
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Cute book with several key things about each of the states listed. My daughters enjoyed looking at in and I look forward to using it on our next trip.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Toni Gordon on November 11, 2013
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Love it! My kids learned so much as we explored Maine! Must have for any vacation! So much fun! Great
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