Only in America!

The Weird and Wonderful 50 States

Only in America!
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Format: Hardback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9780711262843
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Description

A state-by-state compendium of weird laws, quirks, one-offs, and unusual records only to be found in the wonderfully wacky US of A.

Only in America! explores the strangest claims to fame and the most unusual place names every state has to offer. Visit the city of Dinosaur, drop by the Pizza Museum, find out where it is illegal to feed a pig without a permit, and check out the world’s only “carhenge” (that’s right, Stonehenge reconstructed using cars). Among many other marvels, discover:
  • The longest gum wrapper chain (over 20 miles!)
  • Which state has the highest ratio of cows to humans in the country
  • The origin of shoo-fly pie, a molasses cake baked in a pie crust
  • The world’s largest (fake) bug, a 58-foot blue termite
  • Where “dinner” means lunch and “supper” means dinner
Illustrated by the brilliant Alan Berry-Rhys in a bold graphic art style that evokes vintage Americana, the book is arranged state by state, giving key facts about each and presenting an alternative and hilarious look at quirky phenomena that are truly only in America.

The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history, and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps, and infographics bring the places to colorful life.

Also available from the series:The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book, and We Are the 50 States.

The author

Heather Alexander is the author of over 40 books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. Recent titles include Life On Earth: Human Body and Life on Earth: Farm (Wide-Eyed Editions), A Child’s Introduction to Art (Hachette) and Across the USA (Kane Miller/Ivy Kids).

ALAN BERRY RHYS is an illustrator based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has had solo shows in Argentina, Chile Paraguay and California and Portland, Oregon in the USA. His work is infused with nostalgic Americana and references retro graphic sign painting as well as contemporary pop culture.

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Specs

Format: Hardback, 112 Pages
ISBN: 9780711262843
Size: 10.079 in x 12.205 in / 256 mm x 310 mm
Published:

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