Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Scrambled States of America

What if all the states decided to try living in another part of the country?

In The Scrambled States of America, Uncle Sam narrates a story written and illustrated by Laurie Keller.

From Publishers Weekly:
"Keller endows each of the 50 states with a unique personality and, as all of them develop a case of wanderlust, she presents geography lessons as clever quips exchanged across state lines."
Not surprisingly, the states eventually decide they like it better in their "regular" spaces (Florida was too cold up north, and California found itself allergic to Wisconsin's cheese!)

This story is also available as a video and card game. Later, the states got back together to put on a talent show.

Children's books previously on Cartophilia:
The Little Man in the Map
There's a Map on my Lap!

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At Friday, September 04, 2009 , Blogger Michael5000 said...

Fabulous book! I gave it to Niece #3 for Christmas, back in the day.

At Tuesday, September 08, 2009 , Blogger sgenius said...

Nevada and Mississippi are in love? Well, who would have thought!

*I* would like to read that story...


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