Kaori Watanabe illustrated this charming world map for Our World Jumbo Puzzle from Mudpuppy.
Jumbo Puzzles are a fun way to work on hand and eye coordination and to have fun together. Count the fish, whales, and dolphins.
Puzzle measures 22 inches square (56 cm)
25 jumbo pieces
Sturdy 9 x 9 x 3-1/2" box with a colorful rope handle
Puzzle greyboard contains 90% recycled paper
Printed with nontoxic, soy-based inks
For Ages: 2+
- Galison Books
- Publication date:
- Age Range:
- 2 - 13 Years
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I almost bought this last night, then realized a few major problems. Because the map uses the widely-panned Mercator projection, 1) The entire continent of Africa, which is 14 times larger than the island of Greenland, is smaller than Greenland on a Mercator map. Greenland also appears to be much larger than Australia, though Australia is 3.5 times larger. 2) Alaska appears to be the same size as Brazil, though Brazil is nearly 5 times larger. 3) Finland appears to be longer north-to-south than India, though that's not the case in reality. 4) Antarctica appears to be the largest continent by far, though it's actually the 5th largest. This presents a major problem for an educational tool. They need to use a better projection that shows a more accurate representation of the world. I realize this isn't supposed to be a professional map, but it needs to be better than this.
i read the review below that the map is not perfectly proportional- however, besides that, my 3yo son loves this map puzzle and i foresee it still being educational for some time. Very large sturdy pieces and cute illustrations.