So a few weeks later when we were visiting my parents, my mother - a former Middle School English teacher - had a surprise for Colton. They had seen on facebook the photo of Colton with a map on his lap and had to get this item. It was a book titled "There's a Map on My Lap!" by Tish Rabe. The book is patterned in the style of Dr. Seuss and features the Cat in The Hat.
The book is 41 pages long and is great to read to your kids or for an early reader to learn about maps. There is even a glossary, index, and suggestions for further reading. Needless to say that it has been read a few times to both of my children at bedtime since we received the book!