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Kat's Maps (Jon Scieszka's Trucktown)

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Kat loves maps! She loves to make maps for everything. Her room, her block, her town, even her heart. When she gives Jack a map it leads to a surprise! After taking twists and turns through Trucktown and going over bridges and under tunnels, Jack finds out what it is. An art show of all of Kat's maps!
Paperback, 24 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Simon Spotlight
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Julie Dillemuth
Fun, quick read that celebrates a love of maps; also a Ready-to-Read Level 1. Likely to become a well-worn favorite of kids who love trucks and maps.
Lisa
Jan 05, 2014 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I picked this one up because it is about maps, and I want more books that feature maps. Then, I realized the characters were transportation vehicles. Finally, I learned that Scieskza collaborated with some famous illustrator friends to create a series, and this is one book in the series. Now, I'm really excited to get more of these books. I will be making some early reading students very happy with these books on our library shelve.
Holly
Jan 02, 2015 Holly rated it really liked it
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I enjoyed reading this with Carson. The repetition helps her recognize small words.
David Schaafsma
Maybe they didn't read Sara Fanelli's My Map Book before they put this together, or maybe they did. But her book is gorgeous, and just better. This adapts her idea (is it? have there been a million kid map books?) to their Truck Town series or just takes it from her. Is it the same thing as comically rethinking the story of the three little pigs. Nope. But maybe I am just being picky. It's a pretty good book because of the concept.
Judy Desetti
Dec 31, 2011 Judy Desetti rated it liked it
Shelves: concept, children-s
Cute. A ready to read book. Concept: maps

I think kids will like this one. Kat (a tractor) makes a variety of maps. Mind maps, room maps, map of her heart, etc.

Jessica
Jan 31, 2012 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A book about a tractor who loves maps -- absolutely perfect for my 3 year old son. Easy to read if you've got a beginning reader.
Karen
Sep 21, 2011 Karen added it
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I'm not sure how to rate this--the number of words per page ranges from 3 to 5 on average. Unsure of the appeal. Very colorful.
Christy Head
So sweet. Good for beginning readers. I loved that she made a map of her heart and her brain.
Evan
Apr 09, 2012 Evan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
It's just maps. So I didn't really like it.
PWRL
Jul 05, 2011 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Jon Scieszka is a writer and teacher. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and two children. Occasionally he has been known to howl at the full moon. --from the dust jacket of "The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs"

Jon Scieszka is also the author of the best-selling ALA Notable Book, The True Story of the Three Little Pigs, as well as Knights of the Kitchen Table, and The Not-So-Jolly Roger
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