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"Hear author and illustrator Laurie Keller explain how her children's picture book The Scrambled States of America Talent Show came to be.
In this kid's picture book, those wacky scrambled states have come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. Learn more about the book at http://us.macmillan.com/thescrambledstatesofamericatalentshow/LaurieKeller
Read more about author and illustrator Laurie Keller at http://us.macmillan.com/author/lauriekeller"
* "Keller is once again guilty of transporting laughter across state lines." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review
"This exuberant geographical jamboree will definitely leave readers in a state." - Kirkus Reviews
"This amusing geography-inspired picture book is a fine companion to The Scrambled States of America." - Booklist
Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.
Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year, Booklinks Lasting Connection