Me on the Map

Me on the Map


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Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street—all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town—all the way back to their room—on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780517885574
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 65,895
Product dimensions: 8.88(w) x 8.62(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 3 - 7 Years

About the Author

Joan Sweeney grew up in Toledo, Ohio. She used to spend Saturday mornings taking free art classes at the Toledo Museum of Art. She has three "grown-up" children and five grandchildren. She wrote many more books after she first wrote Me on the Map. Joan Sweeney died in March 2017.

Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and lived in France and Montreal, where she studied at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. She has received many awards for her animated short films and artwork, and has published numerous picture books. Qin currently lives and works as a designer and illustrator in Toronto.

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Me on the Map 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
madelinelbaker on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book is a good example of an informational book because the girl in the book (doesn't have a name) shows you through maps of her room, house, neighborhood, town, state, country, and world how to use maps and how to find your location on maps.
odonnell on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for learning about the concept of location. In her book, author Joan Sweeney has a young girl show a map of her bedroom, which expands into a map of her house, her neighborhood, her town, her country, her continent, and ends up with a drawing of the world. Illustrator Annette Cable clearly demonstrates the differences between real places such as a bedroom and a map of the same bedroom. Sweeney's book teaches about symbols and may inspire students to draw their own maps!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I used this book to introduce maps skills in my first grade room. The kids loved it!
HNusom More than 1 year ago
This book is great and helps build mapping skills. I bought to go with a globe as a Christmas gift.
MrsKinne More than 1 year ago
"Me on the Map" introduces the idea that maps are a visual representation of a place. I used this book in my first-grade classroom to start a lesson on maps. The story is written in kid-friendly language, and the pictures help kids to understand the story. The main character starts by explaining a map of her room, then moves on to her neighborhood and eventually shows a map of the word. After reading this story as a class, my students were able to create their own maps of their rooms. I would recommend this book to any teacher or caregiver who wants a fun and educational read.
AshK More than 1 year ago
This book was an excellent tool to use for an introduction to geography lesson for my kindergarten class!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My grandchildren loved it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Me on the Map is a great book to use with your students learning about maps. It gives them a sense of scale and how they personally fit into the mapping process. A wonderful extension activity could be having students draw a bedroom map of their own on Kid Pix Deluxe!