The 50 States by Sol Linero and Gabrielle Balkan

We were sent The 50 States by Mumsnet Blogger Network and asked to review it as part of a linky for the Wide Eyed Book Series. As always, all opinions are our own.

My first reaction of the book was the size and weight and the encyclopedia feel it had. It brought back childhood memories that have been swallowed up by recent technologies and I was excited to share it with MT. For more than one reason actually! She was born in the U.S. and so it has more value for us than just facts. It offers a connection and pride that can be lost by distance.

The book is in alphabetical order of all 50 states and offers interesting facts on each page like about successful people who began their career/were born in the said state, the capital of the state and interesting facts about local rivers, fish, fruit and flowers. It is very colourful and attractive for younger children as well as offering the written text for the older children. As if that wasn’t enough, there is a surprise at the back with two pages dedicated to all U.S. Presidents in Hall of Fame style and to the flags of each state. We have added it to our book shelf and will go back to it regularly.

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