Maps Activity Book (Mapownik)

Polish title: Mapownik
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry
Warsaw 2013
Dimensions: 37 × 27.2 cm
Paperback: 72 p.
ISBN: 978-83-64347-33-7


English title: Maps Activity Book
Publisher: Wydawnictwo Dwie Siostry
Warsaw 2013
Dimensions: 37 × 27.2 cm
Paperback: 72 p.
ISBN: 978-83-64347-33-7

This book started the Maps Series.


“Mapownik” was created as a complement to the our biggest hit – “Mapy”. It contains 36 cards that can be easily pulled out, so the finished artwork can be sticked to a fridge or framed and hung on a wall. Activities help to consolidate facts discussed in the book, but also encourage creative play.

Children will create maps, design new flags, visit floating market in Thailand and prepare a trip to the summit of Mount Everest. They will build a tower of people in Catalonia, decorate sugar sculls in Mexico and design a pattern for a Japanese kimono.

On the back of every page you can find interesting facts about biology, geography and culture. On the 3rd page of the cover you can find instruction on how to play international race using bottle caps (very popular game in the 1980s in Poland).

The game was added because of technical reasons. The soft part of the cover should be glued to the back cardboard. But that would make this book harder and more expensive to produce. So we decided to adjust our project with some added value. At first we though that we’re going to change it after we find a better technical solution, but this new form grew on us and we even used it in our next activity books – “Podziemnik” and “Podwodnik”.

We used our fonts for all the texts in the book (Cartographer, Mr Anteater, Mr Cyrk, Mr Happy, Mr Orange, Mrs Ant and Mrs White).

Foreign editions

  1. Czech, Mapovník, Host, 2018, ISBN: 978-80-7577-634-1

  2. Korean, MAPS 색칠하고 그리며 지구촌 여행하기, Greenbooks, 2017, ISBN: 978-89-5588-336-7

  3. Chinese Simplified, 地圖創意游戲, Beijing Yuanliu Classic Culture Ltd, 2016, ISBN: 978-7-221-13626-8

  4. Norwegian, Kart for tegnere og oppdagere, Fontini, 2016, ISBN: 978-82-93346-54-8

  5. Spanish, Atlas del Mundo, Libro de Actividades, Maeva young (Ediciones Maeva, S.A.), 2016, ISBN: 978-84-16363-98-8

  6. Swedish, Kartor Kul& Klurigt, Alfabeta, 2015, ISBN: 978-91-501-1754-7

  7. Chinese Traditional, 地图创意游戏, Global Kids Books, 2015, ISBN: 978-986-320-705-4

  8. English (US), Maps Activity Book, Big Picture Press, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-7636-7771-8

  9. Japanese, マップス らくがきワークブック, Tokuma Shoten Publishing, 2015, ISBN: 978-4-19-863928-0

  10. Lithuanian, Spalvonių knyga jaunajam tyrinėtojui, Debesų ganyklos, 2015, ISBN: 978-609-8090-70-3

  11. Dutch, Tekenatlas, een creatieve reis rond de wereld, Lannoo, 2014, ISBN: 978-94-014-18416

  12. English (GB), Maps Activity Book, Big Picture Press, 2014, ISBN: 978-1-78370-109-4

  13. French, Cartes: le grand carnet d'activités, Rue du Monde, 2014, ISBN: 978-2-35504-344-4

  14. German, Meine Welt, Moritz Verlag, 2014, ISBN: 978-3-89565-290-5

  15. Italian, Il gioco delle mappe. Ipara la geografia disegnando, Mondadori Electa, 2014, ISBN: 978-88-370-9718-9

You can find a Google Sheet with a list of all our foreign editions here.