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The Scrambled States of America Talent Show Paperback – September 14, 2010
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Travel across the country with Laurie Keller's wacky, clever cartoon drawings. Keller brings each state to life and gives them all unique personalities. Take a look at the comic adventures of Vermont as he tries to learn the state abbreviations.
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. Keller is once again guilty of transporting laughter across state lines in this follow-up to her hit The Scrambled States of America. Who knew that the 50 states were such a bunch of hams? She shows readers the backstage histrionics: California demands to talk to his agent when Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright, and Hawaii doesn't get the answer she seeks when she asks Kansas: Does this grass skirt make my butte look big? But the show must go on—and it does with every possible kind of act, from Minnesota the Magician (who seems to saw South Dakota in half) to the State Impersonators (Tennessee and Wyoming form Oklahoma and then ask, What's up with this handle, anyway? I mean, what am I—a state or a frying pan?). Some fans of the first book may argue that this one isn't as geographically clever—and they could be right. But the snappy dialogue flows effortlessly, the personalities are as winning as ever, and the pictures' energy never flags. It's e pluribus boffo! Ages 4–9. (Aug.)
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Top Customer Reviews
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.