Last night Grant had a homework assignment to make a map of his room. The map needed to include such things as a compass rose, a title, a legend and so forth. As he drew his bed, dresser, window and such on the map I noticed that the scale of the bookshelf was really off. I tried to communicate this to Grant.
Me: Grant, your bookshelf looks very small in comparison to the other items in your room.
Grant: But, mom it's a bird's-eye view and the bird flew really, really high on this side of my room!