Lucy in the City

Lucy in the City : A Story About Developing Spatial Thinking Skills

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One night, Lucy the raccoon follows her family out of their den, headed for the best garbage bins in town. Distracted by a jar of peanut butter, she gets separated from her family. How will she ever find her way back to her family and her cozy den?

With the help of a friendly owl and his bird's-eye view, Lucy tunes into the world around her and navigates herself home!

Reading this book with your children will help them develop their own spatial thinking skills - how we think about and understand the world around us and use concepts of space for problem solving. Early exposure to spatial concepts can help foster this type of cognitive development in children and boost their math and science learning as they progress through school.

Includes a Note to Parents, Caregivers, and Professionals with more information about spatial concepts, as well as questions, games, and activities designed to encourage children's spatial thinking skills.
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Product details

  • 0-5
  • Hardback | 40 pages
  • 203 x 254 x 7.62mm | 317.51g
  • Magination Press, (American Psychological Association)
  • United States
  • English
  • 1433819279
  • 9781433819278
  • 79,040

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Lucy in the City is about a young raccoon who gets separated from her family one night and has to find her way home. Faced with the challenge of being on her own, Lucy tunes in to her surroundings for the first time and discovers that she can re-trace her steps using smells, sights, and sounds. At its heart, the story focuses on developing spatial thinking, understanding the world around us, and using concepts of space for problem-solving. Includes a "Note to Parents and Caregivers."
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Review quote

"First-time author Dillemuth's encouraging tone and Wood's easygoing cartoons emphasize Lucy's capability and independence, even in a frightening situation, and appended materials and activities invite readers to consider their own neighborhood surroundings."--Publisher's Weekly

"Highly recommended."--Midwest Book Review
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About Julie Dillemuth

Julie Dillemuth, PhD, is a spatial cognition geographer and children's writer. She is passionate about writing picture books for children that help develop spatial thinking skills. Her stories have appeared in Highlights for Children and Odyssey magazines.
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