My First Atlas: The Discovery of the World

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This is an entertaining atlas to help children discover the world's continents. Readers will learn about the various kinds of animals, flowers, and plants that exist in other areas of the world, the stories of other countries, and the lifestyle of the peoples living there.

"The exciting feature of "My First Atlas, Discovering the World" is the amazing hardback cover which unfolds to reveal a full color map of the world with dozens of miniature country flags organized by continent or large geographic area, such as...

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Overview

This is an entertaining atlas to help children discover the world's continents. Readers will learn about the various kinds of animals, flowers, and plants that exist in other areas of the world, the stories of other countries, and the lifestyle of the peoples living there.

"The exciting feature of "My First Atlas, Discovering the World" is the amazing hardback cover which unfolds to reveal a full color map of the world with dozens of miniature country flags organized by continent or large geographic area, such as the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Oceania (including Australia and Pacific islands). Here is a fantastic visual representation of the known countries and continents of the world, minus the Poles, studded with colorful visual keys and identifying characteristics. "My First Atlas" includes chapters on Africa, North America, South America, Asia, Europe, Oceania, and the Poles, plus creative puzzles and learning activities to reinforce all the identifying information on each continental area. In addition, there is an associated legend or characteristic myth or folk tale colorfully retold, associated with each major area. For example, the Oceania legend tells of the Rainbow Snake, an Australian aboriginal legend. Each chapter has brief illustrated paragraphs describing the area's climate, plants, animals, history and population, customs, and a Quick Quiz to reinforce learning. Suitable educational reading for children age 7 and up, "My First Atlas" is a boon to geography teachers and elementary students who have always wondered about the world."
--Midwest Book Review

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K-Gr 2—At first glance, this atlas is enormously appealing, with a colorful graphic style and not too much text. The first section, "Our World," features a simple world map and basic information about climate, plants, and population. Next come the continent sections, each of which offers land and country maps and snippets of information about the climate, plants, animals, history and population, and customs of the area. An activity such as a quiz or maze and a folktale wrap up each section. Unfortunately, the information is simplified so much that it is scattershot and comes across as discrete factoids instead of giving readers a cohesive sense of each continent and its people. In addition, the text contains several typos that emphasize the slipshod production.—Kathleen Kelly MacMillan, Carroll County Public Library, MD
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9782733821480
  • Publisher: Auzou
  • Publication date: 8/15/2012
  • Pages: 80
  • Sales rank: 1,416,903
  • Age range: 7 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 10.10 (w) x 11.50 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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