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ISBN13: 9780763668969
ISBN10: 0763668966
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Staff Pick

I am obsessed with this book; I have spent hours poring over all of the maps. The authors include all sorts of information on various countries from around the world: historical events and people, landmarks, traditional food and dress, wildlife, and more using beautiful illustrations. My only complaint was that they couldn't include all the countries!
Recommended by Rachael W., Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Travel the world without leaving your living room.

This book of maps is a visual feast for readers of all ages, with lavishly drawn illustrations from the incomparable Mizielinskis. It features not only borders, cities, rivers, and peaks, but also places of historical and cultural interest, eminent personalities, iconic animals and plants, cultural events, and many more fascinating facts associated with every region of our planet.

Review:

"First published in Poland in 2012, this oversize world atlas from the Mizielinskis is packed with details about (some of) the nations of the world, encapsulated in clear-line cartoons. The book is organized by continent, and each featured nation gets its own spread; since less than 50 countries are featured in total, there are noticeable gaps — the Caribbean is left out entirely, and Jordan and Egypt are the sole representatives of the Middle East. Still, the nations that do get covered are a delight to explore, as the Mizielinskis fill their maps with tiny labeled images of local wildlife, cuisine, activities, and notable citizens (Moomin author Tove Jansson appears on the Finland pages, and Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela help represent the Republic of South Africa). Compelling, if not comprehensive. Ages 7 — 10." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"[A] sumptuous illustrated children's atlas that combines chic, muted colors with witty and informative drawings on heavy matte paper that whispers under the fingers....The sort of book you can't help touching, Maps is as likely to engross adults as it is 7- to 10-year-olds....[I]t gives aesthetic pleasure all the way from the table of contents to the flags of the world at book's end." The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent before addressing its name and location. Montessori: Map Work introduces readers to the seven continents via textured edges to trace with their fingers, modes of transportation between each one for spatial context, and illustrated native animals for relevant and meaningful associations. Young children will absorb the age-appropriate geography and gain a better sense of their place in the world.

Praise for Montessori: Map Work

andquot;This ingeniously designed book follows the andldquo;Montessori wayandrdquo; of teaching children concrete concepts in an accessible way.andquot;

--School Library Journal

About the Author

Aleksandra Mizielinéska and Daniel Mizielinéski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland, in 2007. In 2010 they were nominated for the Bologna Ragazzi Award and the IBBY Honor List.

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Kathleen Blessum, January 2, 2014 (view all comments by Kathleen Blessum)
What a very interesting educational book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763668969
Author:
Aleksandra Mizielinska and Daniel Mizielinski
Publisher:
Big Picture Press
Author:
Mizielinski, Daniel
Author:
George, June
Author:
Mizielinska, Aleksandra
Author:
George, Bobby, Jr.
Author:
Nassner, Alyssa
Subject:
People & Places - General
Subject:
Children s-People and Cultures
Subject:
Concepts - General
Subject:
MAPS Atlas
Edition Description:
Picture book
Series:
Montessori
Publication Date:
20131031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 2 up to 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
112
Dimensions:
10 x 5 x 0.75 in
Age Level:
up to 99

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Product details 112 pages Big Picture Press - English 9780763668969 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

I am obsessed with this book; I have spent hours poring over all of the maps. The authors include all sorts of information on various countries from around the world: historical events and people, landmarks, traditional food and dress, wildlife, and more using beautiful illustrations. My only complaint was that they couldn't include all the countries!

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "First published in Poland in 2012, this oversize world atlas from the Mizielinskis is packed with details about (some of) the nations of the world, encapsulated in clear-line cartoons. The book is organized by continent, and each featured nation gets its own spread; since less than 50 countries are featured in total, there are noticeable gaps — the Caribbean is left out entirely, and Jordan and Egypt are the sole representatives of the Middle East. Still, the nations that do get covered are a delight to explore, as the Mizielinskis fill their maps with tiny labeled images of local wildlife, cuisine, activities, and notable citizens (Moomin author Tove Jansson appears on the Finland pages, and Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela help represent the Republic of South Africa). Compelling, if not comprehensive. Ages 7 — 10." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Review" by , "[A] sumptuous illustrated children's atlas that combines chic, muted colors with witty and informative drawings on heavy matte paper that whispers under the fingers....The sort of book you can't help touching, Maps is as likely to engross adults as it is 7- to 10-year-olds....[I]t gives aesthetic pleasure all the way from the table of contents to the flags of the world at book's end."
"Synopsis" by ,
As with all things Montessori, students begin with the concrete and move to the abstract. When learning geography, students first develop an understanding that the earth is a round globe, made up of land and water. They then manipulate the shape of each continent before addressing its name and location. Montessori: Map Work introduces readers to the seven continents via textured edges to trace with their fingers, modes of transportation between each one for spatial context, and illustrated native animals for relevant and meaningful associations. Young children will absorb the age-appropriate geography and gain a better sense of their place in the world.

Praise for Montessori: Map Work

andquot;This ingeniously designed book follows the andldquo;Montessori wayandrdquo; of teaching children concrete concepts in an accessible way.andquot;

--School Library Journal

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