This highly illustrated atlas has been specially created for 4-9 year olds by author and artist team, Anne McRae and Daniela de Luca. It is designed for children to browse through on their own or with an adult, and for use in primary school projects. It fulfils the requirements of Key Stage 1 in the National Curriculum of England and Wales. With 65 maps and 80 illustrations, the atlas is packed full of intricate visual detail which will fascinate pre-school, kindergarten and primary school children, and introduce them to the rich variety of life around the world: human societies, flora and fauna, oceans, mountain ranges and deserts. A series of quiz questions will keep children busy looking for capital cities, highest mountains, longest rivers and famous landmarks. The atlas opens with four introductory spreads. 'Planet Earth' explains Earth's place in the solar system, and how that leads to day and night and the seasons. 'The World' introduces the continents and the 200 countries. 'What is a map?' shows the different kinds of map, from political maps to transport maps.
'World Environments' explains the main types of landscape, such as savannah, tropical forest, desert and mountain. The main part of the atlas consists of a spread on each of the major regions of the world, starting with Canada, Alsaska and the Arctic and ending with Australasia. Each spread provides a large pictorial map showing the different types of landscape in the region, populated with dozens of small images of the peoples, animals and plants that are found there as well as major industries, cities, landmarks and famous buildings. Additional maps show the location of the region on the globe, and the countries and capital cities of the region. Larger illustrations draw attention to the most characteristic features of each region, such as volcanoes in Iceland and sheepfarms in Australia. The atlas is completed by a three page index of placenames including rivers, seas, deserts and mountains as well as cities, countries and continents, and endpapers showing all the national flags of the world.show more