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Mapping My Day

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Flora loves drawing, especially drawing maps! Follow Flora and her zany family as she takes us through her day with a series of vibrant and interactive maps.

In our current GPS-ruled world, map-reading is something of a dying art. But learning to read, understand, and draw maps is a fun and active way for children to develop spatial thinking skills-- how we think about and
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Hardcover, 40 pages
Published March 13th 2017 by Magination Press (first published 2017)
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Alex  Baugh
Jul 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
I’d always found that summertime was the perfect time for teaching my Kiddo some life skills in between the fun stuff as she got older - things like how to tie her sneakers, how to cross the street, how to find her way around. This was a tough one because it turned out, my Kiddo didn’t have a great sense of direction. How I wish we had had Mapping My Day to make things easier.

In Mapping My Day, kids can follow Flora, a girl who loves maps, from sun up to sun set and learn the basics for understa
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Heidi
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Flora loves to draw maps. It all started the day she buried her treasures in her yard to hide them from her little brother and had to draw a map to find them again. Flora introduces us to a day in her life. Each part of her day includes a map. There's a map of her house, her backyard, the way to school, the playground, and her aunt's dog obstacle course. It was fun to read about Flora's day and then see it diagrammed on the map. Each map also introduces one important aspect of maps such as a com ...more
Tricia
Feb 12, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: evie, mapping
A cool book to introduce spatial thinking, something I've often struggled with. Evie liked it and wants to make her own map of our house and her favorite places.
There is a surprising bit about the fat aunt, but I guess I can see that as an opportunity to talk about bodies? I'm not sure. Parenting is hard!
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Heather McC
Jul 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
Shelves: childrens
Maps can be intimidating to read (or explain to someone else!) so a book that puts everything into a little bit of perspective is always a treat!
Connie T.
I love maps! This book describes many map terms all while telling a story. The story isn't very engaging but it's enough to present the map facts in an interesting way while showing examples. A note for parents and activity ideas in the back help to expand the concepts. On the plus side: the family is biracial; on the negative side: Aunt June is "pretty big" and needs special seating. If the author wanted to make a point of moving the girl's seat for dinner, she could've picked a different reaso ...more
Stacy
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: picture-books
An okay book about mapping, but what I don't understand is why add fat shaming? "Aunt June is visiting, and she's pretty big so Mom put her where I normally sit." Pointing out the woman's size and making it obvious she needed a larger space to fit at the table added nothing to the story in my opinion. Maybe I'm being overly sensitive, but I wouldn't be able to read this book during a storytime that has larger parents present. It may make them feel uncomfortable. ...more
Jane G Meyer
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Such a fun, whimsical way to introduce so many aspects of mapping to a child. The text is clear and fun, and the illustrations add just the right amount of detail and silliness to engage the child. GREAT BOOK! And if you're an adult (or a super brainy little person), and don't have much knowledge of mapping, there are several pages at the back to help make you an expert. ...more
Stacie
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: children-s-books
As a child, I loved looking at maps and atlases. We would often go on Sunday drives and trips to visit family and I would love following along on the map, seeing which town would be coming up next and how many more miles we had to go. I think physical maps are rare now and the majority of children haven't ever really looked at a map. Now that our phone tells us exactly where to turn and how many more miles we have to go, we don't really have to look at the map.

Flora loves creating maps and she s
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Amanda Brooke
Jun 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
This would be a great book to read to support a lesson on map making. The end of the book has suggestions for how to use the book and introduce map making to children, followed by download/printable pages to use with the book. Once you have the book the rest is free! I love books that lead so easily to learning.
Michael Fitzgerald
Jun 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: picture-books
Not a fan of the illustrations. The idea is good and there is some useful information. Very disappointed that the APA couldn't get the second sentence here correct: "My brother tried to find my treasure once, but he didn't have the map. After digging five holes around the yard, Dad got mad and made him stop." Who did the digging??! Come on. ...more
Maija
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This would be a great book to read in conjunction with a craft about directions or mapping out your neighborhood.
Angela
Oct 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: elementary-books
I liked this book. The story isn't amazing, but I do like how different types of maps are displayed. ...more
Skari
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: doodle-books
I loved this book! It was so fun to look at and point out different things, I think this would really set imaginations aflame with possibilities. Can't wait to read it to her again when Doo is older. ...more
Lauri Meyers
Oct 20, 2017 rated it liked it
Reads like a book a teacher could use with a lesson about cardinal directions.
Michelle
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, picture-book
Really cute picture book about maps and cardinal directions.
Kellee Moye
Full review with teaching tools: http://www.unleashingreaders.com/?p=1...

Mapping My Day’s Flora loves maps. She thinks in cardinal directions, she maps out where everything is, and she even plays games using maps. It is because of Flora’s enthusiasm that the readers of her story are going to want to play with maps also which will *surprise, surprise* lead to them learning about mapping skills and even some mathematics. I know this book is going to find its place in elementary classrooms and so m
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Linda
Flora loves drawing and making maps. In this story, she takes us through her day in varied activities, telling about how maps help her plans. Using graph paper backgrounds for some, she explains steps per square and the cardinal directions. The illustrations are kid-friendly, will make a terrific book for supporting map-making skills in the classroom.
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