Mapping My Day
Mapping My Day by Julie Dillemuth is an educational learning experience that you will not forget. The main character, Flora, takes us on an adventure that teaches mapping skills through everyday life activities in her house, at the school playground, and at other everyday settings. I like Flora because she is creative. Other characters include her family members. Most kids are not fond of educational books, but this elevating experience kept me intrigued. The drawings were lively and amusing. That’s no surprise coming from Laura Wood, the illustrator of Cook Me a Story, Eve and Elle, If an Elephant, If an Armadillo, and too many more to count. The maps and grids reinforce the text perfectly. Mapping My Day is a very clever, fun book directed toward ages six to nine. Mapping skills are very important, and this was a great way to teach them. At the end of the book there is a hands-on workbook and a key explaining words such as “landmark” and “route.” I really enjoyed reviewing this book.