Ya'll, I have discovered spray adhesive. It is marvelous. Wonderful. Stupendous. And it works for me.
It worked GREAT! I cut out the map so that Africa would be the cover. I sprayed the back of the map with spray adhesive, lined it up on the journal, wrapped the edges over carefully and WALAH! It worked really well. I personalized it with letter stickers by putting his name on. Since then I have made two more journals. I can't wait to see what other uses there are for spray adhesive!