Lost? Then you need a map!
Lucy in the City
by Julie Dillemuth (author) and Laura Wood (illustrator) Magination Press
Lucy and her raccoon family head out into the night in search of dinner. Lucy is so busy licking the jar of peanut butter that she doesn’t hear her father say “Time to go!” She find herselfs very much alone and unsure of how to get home. Fortunately, a friendly owl with his birds-eye view of the streets guides her safely back to her family. Lucy in the City is not only fun to read but it helps children to develop their sense of direction, spatial recognition, and spatial language. The author includes activities to help children understand maps. (picture book ages 4-8)
Larry Gets Lost in New York City
by John Skewes and Michael Mullin
Pete and his pet dog, Larry, head to New York City. There’s so much to see but Larry gets distracted and soon finds himself lost. As Pete and Larry try to find each other they visit the five boroughs and attractions that make NYC great.
This is but one book in this hilarious geographic series. Larry and Pete sure do get around as they visit and get separated in San Francisco, Portland, Chicago, Texas, and many other places. (picture books ages 4-8)
Lost in NYC: a Subway Adventure
by Nadja Spiegelman and Sergio Garcia Sanchez
I love this book! The endpapers show the subway map of NYC:
Pablo’s first day of school happens to be Field Trip Day to the Empire State Building. The class is going by subway and Alicia volunteers to be his partner. Of course they get separated from the class and then from each other. They cleverly figure out how to get where they need to go in this fast paced exciting graphic novel. The history of the subway system and facts are interspersed in the story with vintage photos and illustrations and detailed author’s notes.
What do you do when you get lost?