United States of America: A State-By-State Guide
|Rating||:||4.92 (906 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||411 Pages|
This portable state-by-state guide, superbly illustrated in watercolor, identifies each state's official state bird, flower, and insect along with other fun facts and points of interest.This book exhibits all of the diversity of the American states even as it ties the country into one awesome entity. But it is the art and the treatment of the information that makes this book so special. The authors' inclusion of endangered species, biographical sketches on the famous Americans from each state, inventions, resources, records, and so much more make this a unique and multi-dimensional work. With a light-handed, fresh approach, and tremendous respect for their subject, the author-artists succeed in painting a truly beautiful portrait of A
Linda F. said GOOD BOOK - ONE THING MISSING. Love this book, great set-up, eye-catching drawings and photography, great information about every state. Only one thing missing (the one thing my grandson really wanted) - there are no state flags listed for each state. Pity - it would have been a perfect book.. "Five Stars" according to Nancy M Trowbridge. Fun colorful book packed full of information. Great drawings!. Cherington Metalcraft said Five Stars. Great quality and fast shipping. Thanks.
A large, lightly labeled map provides the visual center for each page, around which are arrayed handsomely painted vignettes illustrating fact snippets that range from state birds, trees, and population (as of 1998) to prominent landforms, citizens, and endangered species. The method behind the authors' selection of information is sometimes unclear (only 17 Presidents are mentioned); the index, which includes a listing for "Paul Bunyon" sic and page references for 53 state birds, is of doubtful quality;