My son loves maps, he can study them for hours. He has maps on his bedroom wall and he loves an atlas. His love of geography and geology come from his Dad’s side of the family and it’s something I am very happy to encourage. He has a couple of atlases already; but I knew he would love The Totally Amazing, Fact-Packed, Fold-Out Atlas of the World by Jen Green.
The Totally Amazing, Fact-Packed, Fold-Out Atlas of the World is for children aged 7+. It includes three big gatefold maps showing the major continents in detail, with facts about people, places, cultures, cities, landmarks and wildlife. It’s fact-packed and features lots of landmarks. We think it’s a really good atlas for provoking interesting conversations about the world, its people and the environment.
The atlas is illustrated by Christiane Engel and the illustrations are colourful and informative. There is lots of detail on the maps, with enough to pique the interest of a child, but not too much that they get bogged down in it. There is even a flags of the world section at the back.
Since giving my son The Totally Amazing, Fact-Packed, Fold-Out Atlas of the World he has been engrossed in it. One of his favourite things to do is to spend 20 minutes or so each night looking at the atlas while he winds down for sleep. Sometimes we will look at it together and he is brimming with questions. I love this part of our day; exploring a map together and talking about all the things to see and do in that country or continent. It’s also very handy for planning our holiday later this year.
The atlas is divided by continent. There are maps that show biomes and terrains as well as wildlife; and other maps that show people, places and political boundaries. Discover more about our diverse and wonderful planet and find out how every part of our planet is important and connected.
If you’ve got a child who like mine loves maps, or if you want to explore more about geography and geology at home, then The Totally Amazing, Fact-Packed, Fold-Out Atlas of the World would be a brilliant resource to start exploring with. Up to date and perfectly pitched at 7+ year olds; I know we will be enjoying this book for a long time to come.
The Totally Amazing, Fact-Packed, Fold-Out Atlas of the World is available in paperback from all good bookshops and online for £9.99.