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Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Holt Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 978080505802440 Pages, Ages 6-10
Barnes & Noble
At the first annual "states party," Virginia and Idaho hatch a plan to swap spots so each can see another part of the country. Before the party is over, all the states decide to switch places.
In the beginning, every state is happy in its new location. But soon things start to go wrong. Florida, who switches spots with Minnesota, is freezing in the frosty northern climate, and Minnesota hasn't brought sunscreen and is getting an awful sunburn. Will the states ever unscramble themselves and return to their proper places?
Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story--starring all fifty states--is chock-full of introductory facts and silly antics that will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.
This title has Common Core connections.
Parents' Choice Award Winner, CCBC Choice (Univ. of WI), Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Award, Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award, IRA-CBC Children's Choices, Pennsylvania YR Choice Award, IRA Young Adult Choices
Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
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