UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA by Hudson Talbott

UNITED TWEETS OF AMERICA

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Age Range: 7 - 10

KIRKUS REVIEW

This rollicking roll call of state fast facts takes the form of a pageant of birds, each introducing their home state in ways that will delight trivia fans. Page by page, state by state, Talbott provides the capitol, the nickname and a varied assortment of other tidbits: notable residents and products, flowers, trees, songs and more. Illustrations add information. Knowledgeable readers will recognize a variety of iconic scenes and such details as a Denver Broncos helmet on Colorado’s page. Clever byplay between birds on adjoining pages adds interest. Sometimes the humor gets in the way of the facts: One chickadee in Massachusetts is misshapen and sports a tongue, and in Maine most have their tell-tale black caps covered with yellow rain gear. Some jokes may go over the heads of intended readers, who may also have trouble distinguishing fact from fancy here. But where U.S. geography is part of the elementary-school curriculum, this lighthearted look at the 50 states (plus the District of Columbia) will be welcome. (Picture book/nonfiction. 7-10)

Pub Date: May 1st, 2008
ISBN: 978-0-399-24520-6
Page count: 64pp
Publisher: Putnam
Review Posted Online:
Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15th, 2008




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