Published by Amicus Ink
Summary: In this follow-up to A Tiny Brown Monkey on the Big Blue Earth, a little round panda munches bamboo on a hill covered with mist. A path leads from the hill to a river where people board a boat and travel down the river to a big city. Lights blink from tall buildings that shine into the sky of the big blue earth. Endpapers show the panda sitting in the Sichuan Province of China at the center of a map with the Yangtzee River, Indian Ocean, country of China, and continents of Asia, Europe, and Africa all labeled. 32 pages; ages 4-8.
Pros: We’ve seen books before that start at a certain geographic point and slowly move out into space. This one starts with a cute panda and moves to different locations in China with beautiful illustrations that warrant close examination. This would be a great introduction to maps for younger kids.
Cons: Except for the endpapers there was no back matter.