cover image Around the World: A Colorful Atlas for Kids

Around the World: A Colorful Atlas for Kids

Anita Ganeri, illus. by Christopher Corr. Albert Whitman, $17.99 (64p) ISBN 978-0-8075-0443-7

Small iconlike images pepper this inviting atlas, rendered in a folk-art style and painted in a vibrant palette of bright pinks, blues, oranges, and greens. Six overarching sections cover the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and the poles, within which Ganeri and Corr focus on specific regions and nations. Ganeri supplements informational passages with questions (“What color is Sweden’s flag?”), seek-and-find prompts, and quizzes, while Corr’s tiny images highlight cultural, ecological, and historical characteristics of individual countries. Labeled images of a tiger, cricket player, and the Taj Mahal appear across India, and manga figures, Mt. Fuji, and sushi are among the images helping represent Japan. Striking a neat balance between artistry and geographical detail, it’s an appealing resource for visual learners. Ages 4–7. (Mar.)