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The 50 States Fun Facts
Pack your bags and take the journey of a lifetime with this puzzle book packed with maps, wildlife, people, and places unique to the 50 states. As a holiday companion title to The 50 States, spreads are thematically ordered by subject, featuring 50 Animals, 50 Things that Go, 50 People, 50 Places, 50 Festivals and Cultural events, plus a make-your-own puzzle of the 50 states on the final spread.
Author GABRIELLE BALKAN has written over 20 books for children, including the Mr Presidents series for Scholastic. She lives and works in New York.Illustrator Sol Linero lives and works in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her clients include Scholastic, Oprah magazine, Jamie Oliver Magazine and Wired.
Here is where you begin and you will find 50 animals – 1 from each state. You will learn what the animals are, what state they are found in, and how they are related to their state. These are not just state birds like you find everywhere, for example Michigan is the Karner Blue Butterfly, which is only the size of a nickel and live in Michigan’s forests. I never knew this and have lived in Michigan my entire life. Even young ages will recognize some of the animals and you can explain to then what they are. This is good for all ages and a great book for a coffee table.
You will come across this page as you are finding your way through this book. This one is about different foods, for example; New Jersey is cranberries, and is 1 of the 3 fruits native to North America. But you also get ones that most people know like the Idaho potato and Hawaii pineapple.
50 celebrations is always fun to know. Did you know that in Pennsylvania for new years they drop a giant Peep from a crane? Me either.
The last pages are nice to see the shape of each state and match it to the puzzle on the right. This is a great way to teach about all the states and learn more about the state you live in. The colors are beautiful and the pages are hard cardboard, so ready for years of use. Great book to have for young and old!
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