Slapstick Mapwork: The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

The Scrambled States of America Talent ShowAuthor: Laurie Keller (on JOMB)
Illustrator: Laurie Keller
Published: 2008 Henry Holt and Co. (on JOMB)
ISBN: 0805079971

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Gaffes, guffaws and gargantuan grins explode from page after page of frantic action as fifty fervent American states peel themselves from cartographical slumber and paint the town.

As a Canadian, I’m not embarrassed to admit that I learned more about U.S. geography and statehood history from these forty pages of tumult, tables and talent than I ever learned in school.

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Comment by Andy

August 27, 2008 @ 7:29 am

Do yourselves a favor and check out the original “Scrambled States of America” or any of Laurie Keller’s books. She’s got a unique perspective on things and such a fun illustration style.

Comment by jenny sue kostecki-shaw

September 3, 2008 @ 8:13 pm

yep, Laurie is amazing. so unique and hilarious. i HEART Arnie the Donut soooo much! (and her many other books.) you must check them out!

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