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.
About the Author
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My daughter read this book in school and loved it. She said it was really funny and enjoyed learning about the location of the States.
This is the not-as-cute follow-up to The Scrambled States of America. I'm trying to understand why I didn't find it as enjoyable as the first one - I'm not sure. I guess it's just that the conceit of the talent show didn't really flow naturally from the idea that they're all personified states - or something? Whatever! It's still cute, Nevada and Mississippi are still in love, it's a fun book overall.