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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Format: Hardcover
My kids Andy (6) and Katherine (4) absolutely love this book and all of Laurie Keller's books...especially Scrambled States of America and Open Wide! They both have learned all the states and think this book is so funny. There is also a card game that goes along with the book that we play several times a day. They know which states border Canada and Mexico, which states touch the Atlantic Ocean and which touch the Pacific, and they even know how many states border Kansas, Tennessee, Utah, etc. What a wonderful way for kids this young to learn about the country! I think these books and card game make a GREAT educational birthday gift!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 5, 2009
Format: Hardcover
Laurie Keller is a genius.
It is not always evident to parents how funny her books will be for kids but my son goes back to them over and over. We've been reading them since about the age of 4 but he really got into them after we saw The Scrambled States of America on DVD. The characters came alive and it changed the book for him until he got old enough to work through it on his own.
The characters are endearing. My son is now 8 and he completely cracks up because he remembers what they did in the last book and how it ties in to the Talent Show book. He loves all the silly speech bubbles scattered throughout. Honestly, he laughs out loud when reading Laurie Keller books.
We also have Do Unto Otters, Open Wide School Tooth Inside, and Arnie the Doughnut which are hits as well. (The Tooth book you can actually use as a diary of when your kid loses their teeth...it's not meant for that but there is a diagram of all the teeth inside the front cover and we just wrote dates next to each tooth.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on September 7, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
I purchased Scrambled States of America: Talent Show for my two year old son. I love Laurie Keller, and had previously read Do Unto Otters.

Scrambled States has a brief list of State facts on the inside covers, and I like to use that and the map to help teach my son about the states. Cartoonizing each state into a character makes each state memorable and my son relates to them. He easily identifies Michigan, Oregon, and more thanks to this book. This is a great start for a toddler.

The book is about the different talents some states choose to showcase in a wacky talent show adventure. There is a lot of humor. My son giggles everytime we read it.

This book is a lot of fun to read and it is a great learning tool, both early on and will be over the next few years.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 6, 2010
Format: Hardcover
We orginally got this book out of the library. My granddaughter just loved it and we read it many times. Of course we had to take it back and over the weeks she would look for it again but it was mostly always checked out. Finally for her 6th birthday I just ordered it for her and she was so pleased. The author has a way of making the states "come alive" and memorable. She fell in love with New Jersey! I am quite sure that any child of reasonable age will fall in love with the fun of it all.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2008
Format: Hardcover
My three year old is smitten with geography and the United States. She absolutely loves these two books. She reads them over and over and over. They go with her everywhere. You can expect to find her curled up somewhere reading it at some point every day.

It's a very cute book. Clever for both kids and adults.
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on November 8, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
These Scrambled States books have really launched an interest in the states for my 8 and 6 year old girls. We read the books over and over again. They love to read not just the story, but all the little side phrases and conversations that happen between the states on several of the pages. AFter seeing how much they loved the book, I also purchased the Scrambled States of America game, which has also been a huge hit, especially with my older daughter. She knows SO much about the states now, after just a few weeks! We also bought a Melissa & Doug giant floor puzzle of the U.S. to help reinforce state locations. This book started it all...what a fun introduction to the states!
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on January 18, 2012
Format: HardcoverVerified Purchase
A few years ago I ordered this book after my granddaughter, then age 6 or so, found it in the library. It was such a hit that I felt we just had to purchase it. It remains a delight to her and is a fun read for the adults helping too. Helps them to learn the individual states and what they grow and are known for and does it in a most unpainful way! Would recommend!
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on September 2, 2014
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
Laurie Keller is great and this book is incredibly popular with my kindergartener. He absolutely loves it. This was our first Keller book we purchased after checkFlora has filled and refilled the piggy bank 100 times tonight. It's a huge hit! This was the first Keller book we purchased after checking it out at the library but led to purchasing all her others.
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on July 2, 2014
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
Awesome book, story, and movie!
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on October 7, 2013
Format: Kindle EditionVerified Purchase
My grandson loves the Scrambled States of America game and book, so this was extended fun from the first 2. some of the text is difficult to read on the Kindle, so i recommend purchasing the actual book.
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