The 50 States: Fun Facts

illus. by Sol Linero. 12p. Quarto. Sept. 2016. Tr $19.99. ISBN 9781847808691.
PreS-Gr 1—Trivia about U.S. states is divided into five sections. Each spread includes tidbits on state animals, transportation, food, activities, and celebrations. The states are organized alphabetically, and the facts tend to wander off the beaten path. For example, where steamboats might have gotten a mention for Louisiana, tugboats are featured instead. Obscure festivities are highlighted, such as Colorado's Mike the Headless Chicken Festival and Minnesota's Gammel Dag Fest. Cardboard pages make this selection perfect for the younger set. Each state's box is a different hue than its neighbor, resulting in quite a color romp. "See if You Can Spot…" sidebars are interspersed. Ending with a 24-piece puzzle—a map of the United States—this is a great gift book.
VERDICT A lighthearted and fun-filled ride through the United States, ideal for browsers or patrons embarking on a road trip.

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