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There's a Map on My Lap!: All About Maps (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library) Hardcover – September 24, 2002
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There's a Map on my Lap is my favorite in this series. It explains in typical Cat in the Hat rhyme and stance all the different uses for maps.
It explains the difference between a globe and a map, what latitudes and longitudes and other features of maps are. You learn to read a map by using the windrose or a grid.
The book goes well beyond town or country maps. It features weather maps, topographical maps and even marine charts.
What truly separates this book from the crowd: it is shockfull of hands-on things to do. It begins with peeling an orange while leaving the skin in one piece to demonstrate what a world map should really look like - brilliant idea! Then it goes on to make a map of your room, town, imaginary countries. Or how to measure the length of a curved road on a map using a straight ruler and string.
At the end of the book you find a glossary that explains the "big" words like topographical map and others again. Also a list of more books about maps and globes for children.
If you like doing hands on things with your preschool through 2nd graders this book is for you! Hours of fun and education all rolled into one big happy Cat in the Hat poem.
The back of the book contains a glossary of terms mentioned in the book. Highly recommended as an additional tool for teaching about maps.
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Our grandkids love these Cat in the Hat Learning Library books. They've become favorite for both our 21/2 and 5 year old. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sandie M.
Can't wait to read this to my 2nd graders! These books make learning fun.Published 4 months ago by elliemichael7