As a travel writer, children’s travel adventure author and member of the National Council for Geographic Education, I say any book written for kids that exposes them to the world is a wonderful thing. Getting There by Martha Stewart Konrad from Tundra Books is a simple, adorable book with vivid photographs written for very young readers.
It is all about how people from different parts of the world get around. You name it – Yak, camel, moose, bike, canoe, cart, boat, on foot, being carried and more. It shows children that no matter how different our lifestyle may be from people in other parts of the world, we all have a lot in common. I applaud the author for doing her share to promote geography education, which is greatly lacking in our schools.
The best thing about buying Getting There is that all royalties go to support children of extreme poverty through an organization called World Vision. So when you buy this book, you will not only be educating a child you love, but you’ll also be helping a child in need in another part of the world.
Getting There was reviewed by Debbie Glade. Glade is the author, illustrator and voice talent of the award-winning children’s picture book The Travel Adventures of Lilly P Badilly: Costa Rica, published by Smart Poodle Publishing. She visits South Florida schools with her reading, writing and geography programs. For years, Debbie was a travel writer for luxury cruise lines. She writes parenting articles for various websites and is the Geography Awareness Editor for WanderingEducators.com. She blogs daily at smartpoodlepublishing.com.