Each spread includes introductory text about the region. Pictorial symbols are used on clear, colourful background mapping to depict themes such as national emblems, customs, food, birds, animals, buildings, sports etc. to help younger readers gain an understanding of peoples around the world. Continental spreads focus on flags and the most important geographical facts e.g. well known highest, lowest, largest physical and demographic features. A variety of activity based features accompany the mapping on each spread e.g. a 'What am I?' box which lists detailed descriptions of familiar features. Activities are designed to encourage the reader to extract information from the map.