The Scrambled States of America

The Scrambled States of America

Book Plus CD - 2009
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A wacky cross-country adventure starring the fifty states!

"Well, it was just your basic, ordinary day in the good old U. S. of A. States all over the country were waking up, having their first cups of coffee, reading the morning paper, and enjoying the beautiful sunrise.

All the states, that is, except for Kansas."

At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places. In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story-starring all fifty states-is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.


This title has Common Core connections.

Publisher: New York : Macmillan Young Listeners, p2009.
ISBN: 9780805068313
0805068317
9781427207302
1427207305
Characteristics: 1 sound disc :,digital ;,4 3/4 in. +,1 book (1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill., col. maps)
Additional Contributors: Wyman, Oliver
King, Lorelei

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GFMommy
Jun 06, 2014

Fantastic book that teaches U.S. geography in a fun and memorable way. We used this book along with blank maps of the U.S. to try and find the states. Interestingly, the state shapes were also memorable in many instances, which I found surprising.

This became a frequent request in our house and we had fun not only reading the text, but all of the asides were a blast. Highly recommended!

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piman
Apr 25, 2012

Fun and entertaining. The author does a great job of giving the states personalities. Educational?? A little bit but mostly fun.
Kids with familarity about the United States will enjoy seeing them come to life. As an adult I got a chuckle out of some of the geography jokes.
If you like this, get the DVD too.

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Disure
Sep 28, 2017

Disure thinks this title is suitable for 4 years and over

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"I'm not feeling happy at all!"

-Kansas

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