Wednesday, July 8, 2009
The Little Man in the Map by E. Andrew Martonyi
Want a fun way to teach your child all 50 states and where they are located on the map. This book takes your child on travels across the US with the little Man In the Map, better known as MIM. Mim finds a chair to set on and a table with a feast spread out in the shapes of the states. This is the cutest book I've seen for learning the 50 states and their locations. MIM is made up from five of the states on the map and he comes to life to help your child learn the location of the other 45 states. I was really impressed with this book. It is done up in rhyme so the youngest student will stay involved and keeps the older student involved in trying to memorize the shape of each state and its location. It very cleverly breaks the US into 5 regions. The illustrations are also very well done. You child will look at the map of the US through different eyes after reading this book. I give it two thumbs up. Yes!!! Now is the time to be thinking about Christmas. Books are friends you child can keep forever and oh the knowledge that they'll learn from this one.