How to Go Anywhere (and Not Get Lost)
A Guide to Navigation for Young Adventurers
by Hans Aschim
This title offers elementary school aged readers an historical perspective on navigation along with fun navigation activities. The book starts with a timeline; this begins 70,000 years ago and moves to modern technology and the electric car. We go on from there with chapters on topics including early navigators, the sun and stars, and more ending with a chapter on space.
This book has appealing, colorful illustrations that add to its content. The activities should engage the audience. For example, the first asks children to draw a detailed map of a place that they know. The author then asks kids to visit somewhere such as a friend’s house and to then make another map. The point is that it is easier to be detailed about places that are well known to us.
After learning the cardinal directions, children learn how to read the trees and how to practicing this skill. This is just a brief introduction to the riches of this title.
If you would like to get your child out of the house and interested in navigation, history, science and some fun that does not involve screens, consider this title.
Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.