When Elmo Tardy stumbles into the office of Mr. Meridian Longitude and Mr. Azimuth Latitude, it's quite the meeting. Mr. Tardy explains he's always lost, and therefore always late, and his two new acquaintances take it upon themselves to explain maps and globes and cartography in an effort to help him understand where he is and where he wants to end up. This enjoyable tale is a wonderful way to introduce concepts such as scale, types of maps, compasses, cardinal directions, hemisphere, continents, oceans, and more, all in a way that any young child can understand. Grade 1. 32 pages, softcover.