1 January 2014
A GOOD BOOK // Maps
I have been thinking a lot about 2013 and one of my regrets for the year was the lack of travel. There were no adventures to far away lands or last minute jaunts to bustling new cities. This was partly due to financial reasons and partly due to my fear of flying kicking up a notch. Either way I know for 2014 this has to change. One of my great loves is to travel to new places and meet new people, oh the excitement of it all! So imagine how happy I was when I received this good book.
I have a few educational kids atlases in the house already which I use to teach F about different countries, but they're nothing compared to this glorious large format book. Maps is a true celebration of the world using fantastic detailed illustrations to help your kid learn about geography, culture and people from across the globe. The book starts off with a pictorial contents page making it easy for children to use, and each county gets a whole double page spread allowing room for fun facts about each destination. The atlas includes the name, capital, language, population and geographical area of each country including an illustration of the flag which is great for eager minds to process, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Even if you're child is not interested in the quirky illustrated landmarks that are scattered across each nation, you can guarantee that the Moreška sword dance in Croatia or cage diving in shark infested waters of the South African coast will get them wanting to read this over and over agin. Each page has an antique feel with its cracked and yellowed aesthetic and when you've had enough exploring foreign lands then head over to the back page a fun game of guess the flag. A definite for any bookshelf.
December's Good Book posts are sponsored by Foyles Bookshop but all words and thoughts are my own.
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