Review: This Way Watson!

Are you wanting to teach your children how to read a map and follow directions?   This way, Watson is a delightful book to amuse and help your children learn some map reading skills. (and have fun while doing so).

Written on a heavier paper but not the type you find in a board book, this oversized story book should stand up to lots of handling.  The larger print is easy to read and hold up for reading,marking it so easy to share with a group of children as well as delighting an individual child.  Let me tell you all about it.

Watson is a young dog who has a friend named Scout and they can hardly wait to run around town together.   They have a handy dandy map that clearly spells out all their favourite places.

Simple rhyme lets us follow Watson and Scout around town. 
I liked how the main word was in bigger letters, helping children to hone in on the vocabulary.   We get to follow Watson and Scout up, down, left, right, in and out and all over town.  Fun in the park and so much more.

By the end of the book we get to help Watson and Scout find their way home!

It's a great little book that does a great job of introducing younger children to the basics of map reading and directions.

I loved the bright colourful pages and the way the words just flowed off the pages, and oh...those cakes and treats... I could almost smell them, they looked so good.  :)

This Way, Watson!  A map and directions primer.
Author/Illustrator: Claudia Pearson
Gibbs Smith
32 pages
Type: Children's primer
ages 2-5 years

Reviewed for Raincoast Books.

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