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An Easy Step-by-Step Approach

Grade Level: 3–8
Pages: 68
Dimensions: 8.5″ x 11″
Full Color on White Paper

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What Parents Think

My 11 year old is working on learning to draw a map of the world, we've looked at these books for a long time, but didn't want to spend $20 on a book we weren't sure about. She asked for it as a gift, so we went ahead...now we are looking forward to adding the other "Draw" series to our home library, she loved it, and my eight year old son is using it as well!

—Mom of threeAmazon Reviews

Wonderful book to learn how to draw Europe step by step. Great for kids to get a grasp on the layout of the European countries. Using this with my kids age 6-13 and they all are enjoying it very much!

—J. R.Amazon Reviews

Easy, informative and fun for all! I have enjoyed drawing alongside my 7 yo, and because it's fun, there's no whining about lesson time. Bonus!

—Dale H.Amazon Reviews

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Sample Pages

Geography Introduction: Here's Why

Drawing a map, like reading, or algebra, is a difficult skill to learn and if one sets an 8-year-old down with a map of the US and says "draw this," the child will be as overwhelmed as if he were confronted with reading Shakespeare before he could read The Cat in the Hat, and will quickly abandon it. Sure, a child could understand and appreciate the story of Hamlet as well as read a map at the age of 8, but if you ask her to READ Hamlet or DRAW a map, that is another story. The intellect of a child far outpaces her skills and if you ask too much too soon from her skills you can forever extinguish a desire for more.

In this series of books I simply want to introduce children to geography by giving them a primer in the borders and locations of states, provinces and countries. By doing so I hope to invite them further into the beautifully complicated world of geography.

Are these drawings cartoons? Absolutely they are, and in the best sense of that word. The word "cartoon" originated in the Middle ages and meant what we would today call a "sketch," something that the artist drew as he thought out, or prepared to draw his masterpiece. By engaging students in drawing "cartoon" maps I hope to give them enough self-confidence to someday give the real thing a try.

From the back cover…

Any time we discuss a person, place or thing, there is a “where” about it. Where were they born? Where do they live? Where did it happen? Where was it made? Geography is a necessary, if unvoiced, lynchpin in these discussions. A child who knows where Ohio, or China, or Togo is, gets more out of such discussions than a child who doesn’t. All books about history, literature and science will become broader and deeper for children who are familiar with the world around them, who know the lay of the land.

Education seeks to broaden a child’s mind, to entice him to explore. Through books, and videos a child can virtually travel to faraway places; studying geography will augment those travels and his journey will be that much richer because he knows where he is going.