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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. My Map Book by Sara Fanelli. In each spread of this bold and humorous picture book, children can examine their place in the world around them through detailed and engaging maps that are drawn from a child's perspective.
Twelve beautifully illustrated maps, such as Map of My Day and Map of My Family, will fascinate children, teaching about both mapping and telling one's story. When finished reading the book, children can unfold the jacket—it turns into a poster-size map for them to use for drawing and creating. Get A Copy. Hardcover , 32 pages. Published August 7th by HarperCollins first published July 25th More Details Original Title.
Other Editions 6. Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about My Map Book , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. Sort order. Start your review of My Map Book. Jan 04, Mathew rated it really liked it Shelves: art , childrens-literature , community , identity , imagination , key-stage-1 , key-stage-2 , picturebook , post-modern , adventure.
Fanelli's initial foray into children's books might not be as accomplished as her outstanding work The Onion's Great Escape but you can see the seed of her thinking and style here. Starting off with the simple idea of drawing a map of her home, Fanelli starts to build on the cartographic analogy of maps in its broadest sense: presenting us with a map of her heart, a day in her life, a family tree and a map of her tummy - each from a child's perspective.
Fanelli sets out to chart all the aspects Fanelli's initial foray into children's books might not be as accomplished as her outstanding work The Onion's Great Escape but you can see the seed of her thinking and style here. Fanelli sets out to chart all the aspects of a child's life that might be important to them.
In doing so, her illustrative style, a mixed-media approach that calls on collage, line drawings and her own invited typography, celebrates the seemingly chaotic inventiveness of a child's expressiveness too.
There is plenty to see here and I imagine more would be picked up with repeated readings. Dec 05, Portable rated it liked it Shelves: suitable-for-k2-upwards , k2-summer-reading , pyp-thinker , critical-thinking , art-and-imagination.
I initially ordered this book to introduce the concept of maps to our children, and I loved the idea of it, as it explores both conventional maps: a bedroom, local environment; and then more abstract ideas, like a map of a heart.
However, while the illustrations are thought provoking and colourful, they are quite chaotic. I think older children would appreciate this more, as it can be a little unclear. So i'd say perhaps this book could be a four star rating if read to older children, but I'm on I initially ordered this book to introduce the concept of maps to our children, and I loved the idea of it, as it explores both conventional maps: a bedroom, local environment; and then more abstract ideas, like a map of a heart.
So i'd say perhaps this book could be a four star rating if read to older children, but I'm only giving it three stars for our kindergarten age. Jun 30, Catherine rated it it was ok Shelves: first-grade-read-alouds , read-alouds , mentor-text , social-studies.
This is another book which introduces maps to children. It is less academic and more creative than the other books I have used for this purpose. There are pages that have pretty traditional ideas, such as making a map of your bedroom. But it takes a more creative bent and soon has "maps" of dogs and other non-geographical things. These seem more like diagrams with labels than maps.
It feels a little like a map book, but also like a writing mentor text. It might be entertaining for students, or m This is another book which introduces maps to children. It might be entertaining for students, or maybe confusing. Mar 25, Heidi-Marie rated it liked it Shelves: preschool-storytime-prep , picture-books , read-to-our-kids , fiction , children Got this as part of our map interest fulfillment. I think SS and SD gravitated to the illustrations being very similar to what they or at least SD could create right now.
And interested in the different maps that are similar to their own world--of their room, their home, their stomach, etc. Possibility for storytime. The pictures are best seen up close, harder for a larger crowd.
But my crowds were often small enough and I could point out what was on the pages. Worth a thought. Oct 07, Ellie Labbett rated it really liked it Shelves: home , feelings , identity , geography , community , imagination , environment. A lovely book to explore. Fanelli opens a window into the mind of a child, as she takes the reader through a journey around their little world. I loved how personal this book was and really enjoyed the small details of their life, along with the way that their perspective influenced what mattered most to them.
I am sure that were children to make their own map book they would each draw attention to completely different parts of their lives, each unique to themselves. May 11, Katie rated it liked it. Many maps of things important to a child: neighborhood, family, tummy, dog, etc. This would be a great creative writing prompt or art project. Reviewers have mentioned it is chaotic, but I think it reads very true to a child's mind.
The occasional extra detail in words or pictures helps to show what is most important to this child. Nov 14, Tom Garrett rated it it was ok Shelves: picturebooks , geography , family. While it might be a fun introduction to maps in geography, I feel like this text would be far too stressful for any SEN children.
Apr 25, Jessica rated it liked it Shelves: science-fiction. This was an informational book about a kids breakfast, day, dog etc. This was not my favorite but it was cute. Mad books are always in demand by teachers, unfortunately this seems best for sharing one on one. This book gives kids a creative introduction to maps. There's a dog map, road map, bedroom map, map of my day and more. Mar 15, Jane G Meyer rated it it was ok Shelves: picture-books.
I was entranced by the cover and idea of this book, but after reading it through slowly and carefully with my little one, I've decided that they allowed the illustrator to tip over the edge a bit on this one.
The idea is awesome--all sorts of maps of things that a kid would encounter: a map of lunch, of the day, of the neighborhood, of the family dog, etc Very fun things to make maps of.. But, the actual illustrations are so chaotic and all over the place, that I noticed my five-year-old was I was entranced by the cover and idea of this book, but after reading it through slowly and carefully with my little one, I've decided that they allowed the illustrator to tip over the edge a bit on this one.
But, the actual illustrations are so chaotic and all over the place, that I noticed my five-year-old was completely perplexed. He loves maps and machines and figuring out how things work--this is the perfect type of book for him, and yet, he was lost. A hard book to recommend when it's built more for a grown up eye than for a toddler's. Oct 10, Jennie rated it liked it Shelves: teaching. I loved the illustrations in this story however found it quite difficult to read to children.
The idea of using it to support early introductions to maps is nice, I particularly enjoyed the map of the heart. So with my own class I would be perhaps tempted to use individual pages of the story rather than the whole book.
It could be used to show different types of maps or to mind map ideas for a given topic. However it is a lovely book that older children would be able to read comfortably. Sep 20, Nicole rated it it was amazing. Every K-6 teacher should have this book in their writing classroom! This book ties in so nicely with ideas that a Penn State writing professor shared with district teachers a couple years ago.
The book is a collection of maps that trace a child's thinking in order to generate ideas for writing. Some of the maps include: heart map, neighborhood map, map of my family, map of my day, map of my face, map of my dog, map of my room. Great book to show how ideas are all around us!
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