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Martha Maps It Out

Written by Leigh Hodgkinson

Illustrated by Leigh Hodgkinson

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Martha Maps It Out Review

Books for Babies and Toddlers Books of the Month Featured Books for 3+ readers Non-Fiction Space The Natural World Reference Books

Explore Martha’s wonderful world in a book full of discoveries and excitement

June 2022 Book of the Month

When Martha invites us into her wonderful world, she’s too small for readers to see. That’s because the first spread in the book is an illustration of the universe. We zoom in tighter and tighter, as Martha maps out the solar system for us, then Earth, her city, her street until finally we see inside her bedroom and her head. All the way through, Martha is the cheeriest of guides, her maps and cut outs labelled to show us all the most important and interesting things.

It’s lovely to look at and Martha’s excitement and enthusiasm for the world around her is catching. It’s also a brilliant way of demonstrating the ways we’re all connected, to our communities and our world. Expect readers to be drawing their own maps as a result.

Andrea Reece

Martha Maps It Out Synopsis

Martha loves drawing maps. She creates maps of everything - even her thoughts and dreams! Let Martha be your guide as she welcomes you to her world. Starting in outer space, we zoom in page by page, to our planet, Martha's community, and beyond to her dreams of a future where anything is possible.

Full of quirky details and fun non-fiction labels that children will love poring over. They will discover cool new facts with every reading. Each map is imbued with an irresistible sense of excitement about the world and optimism for the future.

 • Introduces children to the fascinating world of maps, and themes of community, sustainability, and dreaming big.

• Each map is imbued with an irresistible sense of excitement about the world and optimism for the future.

• Explores the many ways we’re connected to our community, and how we use maps and scale to make sense of our world.

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ISBN: 9780192777782
Publication date: 02/06/2022
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Format: Paperback

About Leigh Hodgkinson

Leigh Hodgikinson is an award-winning animator and worked as art director on the BAFTA-award winning animated series, Charlie and Lola. She is also an award-winning children’s book author and illustrator, who is absolutely passionate about writing, making things up and daydreaming. Among her many brilliant picture books is Don’t Dip Your Chips in Your Drink, Kate, written by Caryl Hart, which won Highly Commended in the 2010 Sheffield Children’s Book Award, Picture Book Category. Leigh lives and works in Sussex and is married with two children. Check her out on Instagram @leigh_hodgkinson

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