They’re back! The wacky-minded and fun-loving Scrambled States of America return with a variety show like no other. From performances of boy band “The New States on the Block” (starring New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, and New York) to Pennsylvania’s plunking on the Liberty Bell, and from upper and lower Michigan’s ventriloquist skit to Minnesota the Magnificent’s magic show, the states strut their stuff. Backstage, a crew of states takes care of props and costumes under the management of show director Indiana. Everyone’s part of the production, but the flurry of excitement is having ill effects on Georgia—according to Dr. Globe, who x-rayed her cities and counties, she’s got stage fright. Laurie Keller’s accurate, affable, and original depictions of the states offer readers both a hilarious story and a geography lesson. Witty wisecracks, ingenious asides, and engaging personalities make this a delightful read for those unfamiliar with the Scrambled States and an enjoyable reunion for those who have been waiting for an encore. (Ages 7–10)
CCBC Choices 2009. © Cooperative Children's Book Center, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, 2009. Used with permission.
Those wacky scrambled states are back. This time they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when Indiana (the director) is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can't perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains?
In this winning companion to The Scrambled States of America, young readers will revel in the madcap adventure and silly antics all while learning interesting facts about states and geography. This title has Common Core connections.
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
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