Don't Know Much About The 50 States
- By Kenneth C. Davis
- Illustrated by Renee Andriani
- Paperback: 64 pages
- Ages: 4-8
- Grades: 1-4
From the author of Don’t Know Much About the U.S. Presidents comes a terrific new book for kids. In Don't Know Much About the 50 States, young readers will be amazed to discover how entertaining U.S. geography and history can be. Using an engaging question-and-answer format, Kenneth C. Davis reveals the mysteries and claims to fame behind each state in the union. What is a tar heel, anyway? Why do many buildings in New Mexico look different from those in other states? Did it really take two years of continual concrete pouring to build Nevada's Hoover Dam? What state is nicknamed the Flickertail State? Each state gets its own page (except Texas, California, and New York, with two pages apiece), with an outline of the featured state, several paragraphs of text, and miscellaneous sidebars and quizzes. Tucked in among the tidbits of trivia are more substantial pieces of information about each state, including its nickname, year of statehood, capital, state flower, and state bird. Goofy illustrations by Renee Andriani contribute to the lively, upbeat tone of this useful resource.
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