I did a practice guided reading with this story, and I thought it was fantastic. This story makes it personal, and more fun to learn about geography and what's on a map.
I would use this story to teach Kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade students about streets, cities, states, etc. I would have them do a graphic organizer of their own map. This lesson could also be done at the beginning of the school year as an icebreaker for the students to get to know each other.
Reading Level: 1-2