Go, Go America: 50 States of Fun
What state’s official cookie is the chocolate chip cookie?What state hosts the International Rotten Sneaker Contest?Which state is it illegal to enter with a chicken on your head?To find the answers to these questions and hundreds more, just hitch a ride with the fabulous Farley family--Mom, Dad,... show more
What state’s official cookie is the chocolate chip cookie?What state hosts the International Rotten Sneaker Contest?Which state is it illegal to enter with a chicken on your head?To find the answers to these questions and hundreds more, just hitch a ride with the fabulous Farley family--Mom, Dad, Freddie, Fran, and Fido--as they travel state to state and discover far-out festivals, kooky contests, ludicrous laws, peculiar people, and oodles of oddities across America. So fasten your seat belt and get ready to go, go through fifty states of fun!Snappy, often humorous facts fill each page along with Yaccarino’s bold, colorful, quirky illustrations. Also included are maps and cleverly designed backmatter with information every kid needs: state mottos, state flowers, state birds, state trees, state nicknames, etc. This is a rollicking road trip to be visited again and again by readers of all ages on the go, go.About the author:Dan's inspiration for this book came from the road trips he took with his own fabulous family as a kid. He says, "I spent a lot of time in the back seat of the family station wagon with my brother and sister as our family traveled the East coast on many road trips. I have amazing memories of touring Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia, eating frogs' legs in Georgia, and watching gator wrestling in Florida." These days, Dan travels with his wife and two children to many of the very same destinations. He's even caught himself shouting, "Don't make me pull this car over!"
Publish date: April 1st 2008
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
Okay all you Memphis readers, did you know that it is illegal for your frogs to croak after 11 pm? How about you New Jersey readers, no slurping your soup! Yep, that is illegal too. And Topeka Kansas readers, don’t you be worrying any squirrels, as that is legal. These are just some of the fun a...
I've just finished reading this out loud to my 6-year-old son, who is really into states. I've always liked Yaccarino's illustrations, and it was fun to go through the states like on a road trip. For someone just starting to learn more about the states, it was a bit too quirky and ephemeral - many i...