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Are We There Yet, Daddy?
     

Are We There Yet, Daddy?

by Virginia Walters, S. D. Schindler (Illustrator)
 

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On a hundred-mile car trip to Grandma's house, a father and son travel from the city to the country. Every ten miles the son asks, "Are we there yet, Daddy?" and is told to consult the map. A gatefold map, as well as a map on each page, will allow young readers to follow the father and son's route and to count down the miles left in their journey.

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On a hundred-mile car trip to Grandma's house, a father and son travel from the city to the country. Every ten miles the son asks, "Are we there yet, Daddy?" and is told to consult the map. A gatefold map, as well as a map on each page, will allow young readers to follow the father and son's route and to count down the miles left in their journey.

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Kirkus Reviews
From the back seat it comes, steady as a metronome, deadly as an asp: "Are we there yet?" Walters understands that the only true way to tame this beast is to impart a sense of geography and to teach the fundamentals of map reading, which help convey a sense of movement through space. Every spread comes with an inset map to measure a father and son's progress to grandmother's house (notched off in ten-mile intervals). The map gives both a notion of orientation as well as a hint at the topography they are passing through. Walters's versified travelogue explains what's happening outside the window in greater detail and features an exchange that is repeated every 10 miles: " `Are we there yet, Daddy?' Daddy says, `No.' `How much farther do we have to go?' `Just look at the map, Son. Then you will know.' " The numeric countdown, and the progress the travelers are making toward their destination, add drama, and Schindler's maps have a plain-spoken clarity that make them easy to understand and enjoy. (Picture book. 3-8)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780142300138
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
1,231,341
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.06(h) x 0.13(d)
Age Range:
3 - 7 Years

Meet the Author

S. D. Schindler lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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