Search
  
Back
The Scrambled States of America
 : The Scrambled States of America

variant image variant image variant image

by: Laurie Keller


Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours

List Price: $7.95
Price: $6.76
You Save: $1.19 (15%)
as of 11/22/2017 19:10 EST

This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
Binding: Paperback
Brand: Priddy Books
EAN: 9780805068313
Edition: 1
Feature: Square Fish
ISBN: 0805068317
Item Dimensions: 10007634424
Label: Square Fish
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Square Fish
Model: 9780805068313
MPN: 9780805068313
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 40
Publication Date: April 01, 2002
Publisher: Square Fish
Release Date: April 01, 2002
Studio: Square Fish

Features:
  • Square Fish



Related Items: Alternate Versions: Click to Display

Browse for similar items by category: Click to Display



Editorial Review:

Product Description:


A wacky cross-country adventure starring the fifty states!



"Well, it was just your basic, ordinary day in the good old U. S. of A. States all over the country were waking up, having their first cups of coffee, reading the morning paper, and enjoying the beautiful sunrise.



All the states, that is, except for Kansas."



At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?



Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story-starring all fifty states-is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.




This title has Common Core connections.



Amazon.com Review:
One day, Kansas wakes up grumpy. The other 49 states are stretching, yawning, and pouring maple syrup onto each other's pancakes, but irritable Kansas announces to his kindly neighbor Nebraska that life is dull and changes must be made: "All day long we just sit here in the middle of the country. We never GO anywhere. We never DO anything, and we NEVER meet any NEW states!" Nebraska, sick of hearing North Dakota and South Dakota bicker all the time, agrees to help organize a party for all the states. It's a hit! Late into the evening, Idaho and Virginia get up onto the stage and suggest that all the states change places. What a state of affairs. Minnesota, who switches places with Florida, gets a sunburn. Kansas, having traded places with Hawaii, gets lonely and sings some soggy blues so sad that a shark sheds a mournful tear offshore. Nevada and Mississippi fall in love. Despite the initial excitement, the new arrangement just doesn't feel right. The states manage to swim, fly, bike, and hitchhike their way home, and everyone goes to bed in the right place--even Kansas is happy to be home after such an adventure. This wacky, thoroughly engaging tale of mixed-up geography is a good bet for some awards. Perhaps best of all, the large format and riot of detail allow for plenty of amusing asides. Books that claim to "make geography fun" usually have to be taken with a dose of skepticism: so often, the teaching is there and the entertainment isn't. This delightfully quirky and original book shows how it should be done. (Ages 4 and older) --Richard Farr



Reviews
Average Rating: none





Home | Reviews | Artists | Video | Shop | Links | Contact Us
Ebizagenda.com | Cozmik Toys | Indigo Tunes | Taliesin Records | In Association With Amazon.com | Endless.com
Copyright 2010-2014 CD Maximum
CD Maximum Metal and Rock Video
    View Cart / Checkout  
   Shop  
    Airsoft  
    Apparel  
    Automotive  
    Baby  
    Beauty  
    Books  
    Computers  
    DVD  
    Electronics  
    Hobby Shop  
    Jewelry  
    Kitchen & House  
    Magazines  
    Music  
    Musical Instruments  
    Office Products  
    Outdoor Living  
    Software  
    Photo  
    Sporting Goods  
    Studio Equipment  
    Tools & Equipment  
    Toys  
    Video Games