Featuring more than 19 maps and packed with fun and fascinating information to feed children's interest in the world around them, The Kingfisher First Picture Atlas is perfect for all children aged 5 and over. An introductory section shows young readers how to find their way around the world, by introducing them to different styles of maps and helping them understand how they work. the atlas is organized by continent. Regions and countries are then shown in more detail. The maps are annotated with colourful pictorial icons pointing to places of interest, and the pages feature photographs and artwork which help build up a picture of each area, including people, activities, famous cities, buildings and landmarks, food, wildlife and much more. A locator map shows the position of each continent in its world context, and each map includes a simple numbered and lettered grid, allowing first-time readers to use the maps easily. This atlas is a fun reference tool that will be perfect for very young children to use at home and at school. Children will enjoy using and displaying the accompanying full-colour poster.
After graduating from Cambridge University, England, Deborah Chancellor trained as a Primary school teacher before working as an editor of children's books. She has written on a variety of subjects, including dinosaurs, jungles, ocean life and deep space as well as writing a series of junior geography titles introducing map skills.