Magic Atlas (A Magic Skeleton Book Series)

Magic Atlas (A Magic Skeleton Book Series)

by James Harrison, Tim Hutchinson, Richard Watts
     
 

Take a trip around the world, and see the sights from New York to Delhi, Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, Paris to Cape Town. All kids have to do to come along on this special voyage from way up north to down in Antarctica is open up the most unusual atlas ever, and pull the tabs. To their amazement, out of the skeleton outline of each continent will come a lively,

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Take a trip around the world, and see the sights from New York to Delhi, Rio de Janeiro to Sydney, Paris to Cape Town. All kids have to do to come along on this special voyage from way up north to down in Antarctica is open up the most unusual atlas ever, and pull the tabs. To their amazement, out of the skeleton outline of each continent will come a lively, well-marked, colorful map. As they journey from page to page, map to map, and place to place, children will learn lots of fun stuff about geography, culture, history, and nature. A big world map at the end completes the exciting tour.

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Children's Literature - Eleanor Heldrich
The designers of this interesting book call it "a magic skeleton book." The cover displays the first magic skeleton, which is an outline of a map of the world in thin wavy black lines on a white background visible inside an amorphous cutout shape. The middle of the right edge displays another cutout marked "pull." As the reader slowly pulls out a page of clear plastic (which is actually the printed source of the black-and-white map), a full color map appears and only an empty white sheet remains behind in the cover. The white sheet remaining inside the cover splits the illustration when the page is pushed back into the book, so the color art slides behind it and all that shows again is the black outline. It is a neat trick! All of the remaining pages of the book display the same "magic trick." The maps are: "The World," "North and Central America," "South America," "Europe," and "Africa and Asia." An interesting array of drawings and facts support each map, but neither the pictures nor the words are necessarily identified as to their locations on the maps. On the "North America" map, for instance, along with named rivers, states, and cities, right in the mid-north of the USA the location of the KTHI-TV mast is identified. And where in Asia does the horrible smelling Rafflesia arnoldi grow? Will curious students Google these things? For young readers interested in geography, this may be an interesting if slightly offbeat introduction to cartography.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402720598
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
04/01/2005
Series:
Magic Color Books Series
Pages:
12
Product dimensions:
11.24(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.77(d)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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