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MAPS, by Big Picture Press

I picked up this beautiful new MAPS book from my local bookstore a few weeks ago and we took it with us on our recent road trip to Belgium and The Netherlands, and I’m so glad we did! It was an enormous hit with all the children – there were so many instances where we found children curled up together on the sofa, hidden behind this big book, pointing out all the little details of each map. It was also good timing because we were traveling, and the kids were able to look at the different countries we had driven through, and of course the landmarks and curiosities of Belgium.

MAPS is a new book out from Big Picture Press. It is a celebration of the world, from its immense mountains to its tiny insects – and everything in between. And it features 52 different maps filled with endearing illustrated details. It’s one of those books that you can return to over and over again and still find something new on each page.

Since our return back to London, I have found this book hidden in the covers of my boys’ bed every single morning when I make their bed. I’m pretty sure they are staying up late every night discovering new countries around the world. They told me this morning that last night they ‘travelled to New Zealand and Poland and then back to London’. So sweet!

The book is available to buy from good book stores, or online from Amazon .

x Courtney

p.s. I’m really excited to announce that Big Picture Press will be attending our ShopUp event this December, and will be setting up a reading nook for children and selling their wonderful books!


Comments (13)

November 7, 2013

Oh thank you Courtney, this is exactly what I’ve been looking for! You’re the best! xxx

November 7, 2013

Oh so sweet. You should come to New Zealand, you would love it here! X

November 7, 2013

We have this book and we really love it! My son is reading it over and over again since a few months. We have also a few other books by these illustrators and they are also fun, but for younger children I think (my son is almost 4 years old now and he likes them very much) – I’ve wrote about them a few weeks ago on my blog: http://mapart.me/2013/10/22/whats-on-our-bookshelves-mizielinscy/

November 7, 2013

This is exactly what I was looking for! Amazing! Thank you so much for sharing.

November 7, 2013

Oooo so happy to see a review on this and so glad your kids like it. I ordered this last week for Helena’s Christmas present!

November 8, 2013

[…] I must get this book to explore with Birdie! Maps via Babyccino Kids. […]

Esther in Amsterdam
November 11, 2013

A few days ago I caught Sara on the toilet with her copy of Maps — she had been in there for at least 20 minute! My kids love it too! xxx

November 11, 2013

I just ordered this last week too!

November 16, 2013

I was excited by this post and like many others, I ordered this, too, intending it to be a Christmas present for my daughter. Unfortunately, I’m sending this back. While the illustrations are lovely, the book does not include maps for Korea and for most of Africa. We are Korean-American and I do not feel comfortable giving her a book that for whatever reason, sends the message that the country of her heritage just didn’t make the cut vis a vis the rest of the world. Also, the fact that most of Africa is a huge blank is disturbing to me as well. I really wanted to like this book and if it were more inclusive, I would love it, but in its current form, I find it unfortunately lacking.

November 22, 2013

[…] read a review on this book MAPS from Big Picture Press on Babyccino Kids Blog and ordered one immediately. Judging by the post Courtney wrote I kind of expected it to be good […]

January 23, 2014

[…] The publishers at Big Picture Press sent over a few of their not-yet-released titles, and I am so excited about these new books! I feel so privileged to have gotten a sneak peek at them and am beyond excited to tell you about them. (I swear, these guys at Big Picture Press can’t turn out a bad book! Remember the MAPS book?!) […]

October 1, 2014

I learned about this book from you this summer and we adored it!
Thanks for posting beautiful, inspiring things. My kids are so happy reading it. I even blogged about it here:

March 1, 2017

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