I can't explain why this book makes me so happy. It's a fun workbook revolving entirely around drawing your own maps. There are projects to draw all kinds of maps (crime scene maps, star maps, room maps, mind maps) and map symbols (compasses, keys, flags, road signs). Rian Hughes' illustrations are fun, but clear, and get you excited to start mapmaking. Okay, I can explain it, so let me just say this book makes me happy.