This book follows the Cat in the Hat going on a trip by using maps and how to use them. They start with just talking about the Earth. They explain longitudinal and latitudinal lines. The Cat in the Hat shows how to read a scale, look at the directions like north, south, east, and west. The book also explains what different things on the map mean and how to follow a legend along with many other things.
The Cat in the Hat introduces beginning readers to maps–the different kinds (city, state, world, topographic, temperature, terrain, etc.); their formats (flat, globe, atlas, puzzle); the tools we use to read them (symbols, scales, grids, compasses); and funny facts about the places they show us (“Michigan looks like a scarf and a mitten! Louisiana looks like a chair you can sit in!”).
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