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Title:
Celebrate the 50 states
Author:
Leedy, Loreen.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Holiday House, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
32 pages ; 24 cm
Summary:
Introduces statistics, emblems, notable cities, products, and other facts about the fifty states, United States territories, and Washington, D.C.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Reading Counts RC 3-5 3.1 2 Quiz: 30893 Guided reading level: M.
ISBN:
9780823414314
Format :
Book

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Introduces statistics, emblems, notable cities, products, and other facts about the fifty states, United States territories, and Washington, D.C.


Author Notes

Loren Leedy is a children's author and illustrator. She was born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1959, and majored in art in college. She began making clay jewelry and chess sets out of whimsical animals, and eventually turned them into book characters. Her first published work was A Number of Dragons, in 1985. She has written and illustrated nearly 40 books since then. Her titles include: Missing Math: a Number Mystery, My Teacher is a Dinosaur, Seeing Symmetry, The Shocking Truth about Energy, Crazy Like a Fox: a Simile Story, Fraction Action, Blast off to Earth, and Postcards from Pluto.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 1^-3, younger for reading aloud. Here's a happy hodgepodge that will introduce primary-grade kids to the 50 states, Washington, D.C., and the U.S. territories. Each page contains simple pictures of two states, with bits of state lore and information scattered about. The state capital, a place or event, the year the state entered the Union, and the state bird, flower, river, or lake are among the facts on the map. These facts are noted in various typefaces, but the key to the typefaces is on the title page, making it hard to find; happily, however, the key is not really necessary. Kids will delight in taking a look at the diminutive images that cover the state, and a second look at things they might have missed the first time around, e.g., the letters of California formed by fruits and veggies, or the ballooned questions, such as "What is a Hoosier?" --which are answered on the last page. Brightly colored and amusingly designed, this is a simple yet winning introduction to the U.S. --Ilene Cooper


School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3 Where are the most potatoes grown? What industry is big in Oregon? Where was the Declaration of Independence signed? The answers to these questions and others can be found in this colorful and creative title. For each state from Alabama to Wyoming plus Washington, DC, and the U.S. Territories readers will find a half-page illustration consisting of a map, a picture of the state bird, flower, and products, playfully arranged along with a few facts, statistics, and bits of interesting trivia. Each picture incorporates at least one question that is answered in the back of the volume. Leedy has outdone herself with delightful illustrative details, particularly in the presentation of each state's name. California is written in fruits; New York is written in lights. This book is truly a celebration of the diversity and wealth of our nation. Jackie Hechtkopf, University of Maryland, College Park (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Alabama, Alaskap. 4
Arizona, Arkansasp. 5
California, Coloradop. 6
Connecticut, Delawarep. 7
Florida, Georgiap. 8
Hawaii, Idahop. 9
Illinois, Indianap. 10
Iowa, Kansasp. 11
Kentucky, Louisianap. 12
Maine, Marylandp. 13
Massachusetts, Michiganp. 14
Minnesota, Mississippip. 15
Missouri, Montanap. 16
Nebraska, Nevadap. 17
New Hampshire, New Jerseyp. 18
New Mexico, New Yorkp. 19
North Carolina, North Dakotap. 20
Ohio, Oklahomap. 21
Oregon, Pennsylvaniap. 22
Rhode Island, South Carolinap. 23
South Dakota, Tennesseep. 24
Texas, Utahp. 25
Vermont, Virginiap. 26
Washington, West Virginiap. 27
Wisconsin, Wyomingp. 28
Washington, D.C.p. 29
U.S. Territoriesp. 29
United States mapp. 30
Answersp. 32