ALL ACROSS CANADA is a mnemonic-filled learning/teaching tool geared first and foremost toward helping children learn capitals and locations of Canadian provinces and territories in a fun and entertaining way. Additional facts are also provided to enrich the child’s learning experience.
This husband-and-wife collaboration provides a tour of the Canadian provinces and territories. Wandering Wally, Hiking Holly and Ambling Andy trek across the various regions of Canada, meeting with friends and getting to know their country a little better. Readers will make some discoveries of their own, including that the highest population of elderly Canadians is in Saskatchewan, the world’s largest rodeo is held in Alberta and that New Brunswick is the home of the world’s longest covered bridge. For very brief introductions to the major natural formations and economic industries of Canada’s provinces and territories, this is a good choice for younger readers. The mnemonic device of naming characters after the provincial capitals will help kids memorize them effortlessly. Combine this with the rhyming verses summarizing the important information, and Weisberg and Yoffe have created quite the learning tool: “On Vancouver Island there’s a lovely coastal breeze. / Victoria dances round and round the old Red Cedar trees.” The artwork mirrors the text, with maps showing the geography of each province and territory in Canada and their highlighted regions…Helpful mnemonic devices and a simple presentation make learning about Canada a breeze.
5 stars! Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers’ Favorite:
“The book is definitely a must-have for all school and public libraries. It’s a good source for reference and it’s not only for children but also for adults. The rhyming verses and the colorful illustrations make it appealing to children and make learning fun and enjoyable.”
If you are donating “All Across China” I would be very glad to get one for our library. We received “All Across Canada”and the two people who came to our library looking for very simple geography books were delighted by it. Good job. –Library, SK, Canada
All Across Canada, I love it!! I am sure that it will be a hit with the children -Library, NB, Canada
Received the book, thank you so much. What a delight! Can’t wait to show it to one of my trustees, who was a school librarian with a special interest in Canadian children’s books. -Library, NY
We have just recently received a copy of “All Across Canada” that was kindly donated by you. It is a wonderful book and I look forward to having our area young people discovering it. Thank you again for your kind donation-Library, WY
If you have contact with the author, please tell her that All Across Canada is a great book to use with ESL or TESOL students. –Library System, AB, Canada