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Put on your travel gear and get set for a jaunt around the globe! (An inflatable globe, that is.) Created by the author of Climbing Your Family Tree, this awesome geography kit will get any kid revved up to learn about different countries and the earth itself.
Including an 18-inch inflatable globe, 123 color stickers, and a book, Wolfman's geography lesson packs together a world of information that kids will absorb. The author divides his book into nine themed chapters, from "Where Are You?: You Can Be in Many Places at the Same Time" to "Thinking Globally: Get to Know Your World," with each including scientific earth facts -- such as what oceans are and how the earth rotates -- and explanations of geographic terminology. Chapters also feature sidebars of "Sticker Tricks" and other useful trivia, along with back-of-the-book country and language games, and a "Countries of the World" map. But the real treat is the color, inflatable globe (the kit's box is also a stand for the globe) with four sheets of labeling stickers, which can be affixed to the globe to designate the locations of animals, topography, and important sites.
Entertaining to use and loaded with fascinating info, this marvelous hands-on kit will have kids going ga-ga over geography. The globe and stickers make thinking about the world a playful 3D experience, differentiating Wolfman's approach from average (i.e., boring) geography teachings that are often limited to a book. With Paul Meisel's eye-catching artwork keeping the kit cheerful, My World and Globe promises to create a planet full of wannabe globe-trotters. Matt Warner