Sue Lowell Gallion

Our World: A First Book of Geography

Illustrated by Lisk Feng
Phaidon BooksISBN: 978-1838660819July 22, 2020

About OUR WORLD: A read-aloud introduction to geography for young children that, when opened and folded back, creates a freestanding globe!

Children are invited to identify and experience the Earth’s amazing geography through rhyming verse and lush illustrations: from rivers, lakes, and oceans deep, to valleys, hills, and mountains steep. Secondary text offers more detailed, curriculum-focused facts and encourages readers to consider their own living environments, making the reading experience personal yet set within a global backdrop. This informative homage to Earth is sure to inspire readers to learn more about their planet – and to engage with the world around them.

OUR WORLD, A First Book of Geography, illustrated by Lisk Feng and published by Phaidon Press, was chosen as one of Parents magazine’s top books of 2020 and was featured in the Washington Post’s holiday gift guide.

Parents, librarians, educators, go to RESOURCES to download an OUR WORLD activity guide with songs and activities for infants, toddlers, and preschool/elementary kids.

Praise for Our World: A First Book of Geography

From My Shelves are Full:
“Our World provides our youngest book lover and future geographer with a view on the world. Uniquely shaped to open fully into a free standing globe, this book appeals visually and tactically. Short rhyming verse span the pages and provides that first vocabulary for geography and nature. There are great descriptions opposite the rhyming text to provide those deeper understandings of places in the world and weather affecting them. The illustrations are completely immersive and engaging, drawing the reader in to explore the world.”

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