Synopses & Reviews
Explore planet Earth--while having tons of fun! More than 50 cool projects, along with illustrations and sidebars for parents, will take youngsters on a trip from their very own rooms to the wide world beyond. Go on a treasure hunt throughout the house and see where your favorite things came from (and try not to be jealous of the places they've been). Trace your family tree as far back as you can to find out everyone's nationalities--and then "publish" your results on a batik banner. Carry on an ancient tradition by making a classic clay bowl. Rat-a-tat-tat: Can you hear the rhythm? Sure you can, because drums are the universal sound of music. Make one out of cardboard and bang a beat. Treat your taste buds to Chinese Five-Spice Popcorn, French Pain au Chocolat
(that's chocolate bread to you!), Nigerian Fruit Salad, and German Pretzels. Take a citizenship quiz, watch your world manners, and discover how people from other lands hear animal sounds. For parents there are informative sidebars, with fun facts and activities that will help you answer all those questions the kids are sure to ask.and you might not know the answers to. While children are enjoying themselves, they'll learn firsthand how the things they do can make a real difference to our planet!
Explore Planet Earth-while having tons of fun! More than 50 cool, vibrantly illustrated geography projects take youngsters on a trip from their very own rooms to the wide world beyond. Go on a treasure hunt throughout the house and see where your favorite things came from. Trace your family tree as far back as you can. Make traditional crafts, like a bowl and a drum. Taste international treats like Nigerian Fruit Salad. Special for parents: informative sidebars for help in answering kids' questions!
Where can you celebrate your birthday twice in two days?
How many countries has your stuff been to?
Where is the center of the world?
What does a cow in China sound like?
Want the answers? Check inside and soon you'll be doing and creating cool things that will help you experience geography like never before! Turn your home into a gigantic sundial. Map your friend's face. Grab a couple of pizza boxes and bake some cookies in your backyard. Predict the weather. Turn tomorrow's trash into treasure. Sound like fun? It is! Geography isn't just for textbooks anymore!
More than 50 illustrated geography projects to help answer kids questions. “Provides enough angles on geography to satisfy even reluctant explorers.”—School Library Journal.
“The writing is friendly and upbeat, and the page design keeps visual interest high.”—Booklist.
Both authors reside in Asheville, NC.