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A Child's Introduction to the World: Geography, Cultures, and People - From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China
This latest volume in Black Dog's bestselling, award-winning series for kids explores the countries, terrains, and cultures of our fascinating planet
Readers ages 9 to 12 will travel around the globe, from Greenland to Tasmania, learning the locations and characteristics of continents, countries, and states and provinces in this lively introduction to our world. Starting with the basics—hemispheres, latitude and longitude, continental drift, map notation, landforms, population density, and more—the book gives kids a solid foundation to begin exploring world geography. Each section profiles a different continent, including climates and biomes (tundra, grasslands, etc.), mountain ranges and bodies of water, people and cultures, governments and industries, wildlife, and much more. And sidebars throughout offer biographies of explorers, fun facts, and projects kids can do with parents or on their own. The book also includes a pop-up paper globe and reusable stickers.
With 150 charming, original watercolor illustrations, A Child's Introduction to the World is an entertaining and comprehensive overview of our fascinating planet.
A very fun read-aloud
By Beverly Plonski-McGavock
- October 5, 2010
We are using this book for the Geography component of our homeschool--my 6 year old loves it. The reading level is over her head at the moment, but by reading it together [and doing the experiments as well] we are bringing geography to life. Where was this book when I was a kid? Sigh... read more
A treasure trove of explorations of world geography and culture
By Midwest Book Review
- July 20, 2010
"A Child's Introduction to the World: Geography, Cultures, and People - From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China" is a treasure trove of explorations of world geography and culture, complete with engaging illustrations, activities, and even a build-it-yourself paper globe with reusable stickers to help kids imagine and find the places they are studying on the globe map. Written by an award-winning, globe-trotting author, "A Child's Introduction to the World" is divided into two parts. Part One: Where Am I? teaches young explorers basic facts of geography and map-reading skills, and why any of this information is important as well as interesting. In addition to earth's global nature and history, there are detailed illustrations and cool factoid infobytes and always important, notes on human history and cultures. Part two: Welcome to the World his sections on the continents, North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica and the Arctic regions... read more
By Joy Casey
- December 19, 2010
I could barely put it down. It is an absolutely wonderful book on geography--very interesting. Adults will learn a lot, too, as I did! What a marvelous writer and illustrator! What a great contribution to children (and adults)!
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