Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Did You Know There Was A Little Man in the Map?

Well, I learned something new when I read this delightful book with my children - there is a little man right in the middle of the United States map and he can help you learn all 50 states!

The Little Man in the Map is a delightful and beautiful hardbound book from Schoolside Press that will help your children (and you) learn your U.S. geography. The author is very imaginative in creating clues that will help you to remember the location of all 50 states.

After reading this book, my children said to me, "But the states don't really look like a man." So I took them to another map and showed them that indeed, there is a Little Man in the Map!! They were really shocked! They thought the author changed the shape of the states to make it work, but the states do really look like that! So even though my children thought the book a little corny (they are 12yo and 14yo), they did learn the placement of all 50 states in just a short time through the clues and rhymes in the book.

If you would like a delightful addition to your U.S. geography studies that will also help you to remember the states, The Little Man in the Map is the ideal book for you! There are also free coloring pages you can download from their website, as well as a wall map to aid your children in learning the states. And this beautiful book is only $19.95 and would make a great addition to any home or school library.

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