Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Book Review- Fifo "50 States"

By Hayley Rose
Illustrated by Jessie B. Orlet
Published by Inkwell Productions
Released On November 16th, 2010
Ages- Preschool & up
Source- Book from author to review
4 stars- A Great Read

Fifo's been bitten by the travel bug! Digging up diamonds in Arkansas, looking for fossils in Kansas, enjoying a delicious bowl of gumbo in Louisiana, and eve seeing a Broadway show in New York, America is an exciting place!

In Fifo's second book, told in rhyme, Fifo dreams about visiting all 50 states. A colorful reference-like book, Fifo discovers the wonders each state has to offer. He learns along the way each state's capitol, shape, flag, motto, and much, much more. The possibilities are endless! So, come along with Fifo and you'll soon discover the beauty of America one state to another (quoted from the back of the book).

Fifo takes readers on a fun trip all across the US starting with Alabama. Fifo not only teaches kids about the states in alphabetical order, but he teaches kids the capitols, the motto, the state bird, flower and something interesting about each state. The illustrations are a great addition to this fun story, as kids are able to see the different things that each state is known for.

My preschooler enjoyed this book. With the book reading in rhythm, it was easy for her to get into the story and she loved seeing the various pictures and what the different states offer. I enjoyed reading it as it was like taking a quick mini vacation across the 50 states without having to leave my home.

I think this will make a fantastic addition to any home and class room. Older kids will be able to read the book and learn a little something about their state and the states that make up our country. I would recommend picking it up.
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