The Scrambled States of America Talent Show
Author: Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author
Those wacky scrambled states are at it again. This time they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when the director, Indiana, is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can't perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains for Georgia and the Jolly Jugglers? This title has Common Core connections.
The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
In The News
“Keller is once again guilty of transporting laughter across state lines. . . . Who knew that the 50 states were such a bunch of hams! . . . It's e pluribus boffo!” —Publishers 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 a genius. My daughter, Mabel, and I have memorized so many of her riffs and funny lines that we have created our own Laurie Keller home theater of gut-busting humor. The Scrambled States of America is a must-read classic of American picture book comedy--and The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a second helping of clever lines and laughs.” —Jack Gantos, author of the Newbery Honor book Joey Pigza Loses Control