Atlas has watched his dad go off on many adventures, being invited each time. He declines every single one of them.
Upon each return, his dad teaches Atlas what he has learned and shows the new maps he has made.
When Atlas finds himself lost, he turns to the tools his father has given him and finds his way home.
Upon his travel, he realizes he doesn’t need to be afraid of the unknown and is now willing to go on an adventure with his dad.
I appreciate the father/son relationship portrayed in this story.
First of all the title of this book is lovely, my kids loved the names Atlas and Waffles his horse. The illustrations are beautiful and (without giving any spoilers) the storyline is magical. My family loves reading these silver and gold tale books.
This is one of my child’s favorites!
Atlas is a boy who loves his home and family. He looks up to his father who is a map maker. He is scared to go on an adventure of his own but finds his father has shown him all the skills he needs. Quick sweet story without peril and happy ending.
-teaches directions/map skills
– alined well with LA my son kept saying “hey my spelling words are in this”
– very sweet and gentle adventure
-it is not very fast pace or attention grabbing. If this is your first transition away from comic book style it might be difficult because it’s a little slow. The adventure is very mild.
Overall another great book from The Good and The Beautiful and we loved it! Very happy we bought it
This little story is awesome! We love all of the Silver Tales, but along with being an engaging story, this one teaches the cardinal directions, introduces the compass, and models map making, nature journaling, overcoming fears, supportive family relationships, and problem solving even when you’re scared. My 5 and 7 yo boys loved it and walked around saying, “Never Eat Soggy Waffles” for a while after we read it. They also got their older sister to draw some maps for them to show them how the directions work.
Deep in the forest of the Kingdom of North lives a little boy named Atlas who dreams of one day becoming a mapmaker, just like his father. It seems like such fun to go on wonderful adventures exploring land that no one else has ever seen! Whenever he is invited to come along on a trip with his father, though, Atlas feels frightened of the unknown. Join Atlas and his best friend, Waffles the horse, as their bravery is put to the test in this beautifully illustrated story.
67 pages, hardcover
Atlas and His Amazing Adventure, Peter the Persnickety, Gwennie and the Great Green Forest, Glenn and His Goat, Hugo the Hero, and Princess Penny Saves the Day are part of our Silver Tales Series. These hardcover Level 2 books with whimsical illustrations and uplifting messages are all original publications and can be read in any order.
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