B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet

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The intriguing facts and faces, history and places of Wisconsin are revealed to readers young and old in B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet. From its leaders in fine arts and architecture (Georgia O'Keefe and Frank Lloyd Wright) to its pioneers in nature conservation (John Muir and Aldo Leopold), Wisconsin has been an influence on major movements in education, industry, and use of natural resources. Brought to life with lyric rhymes and expressive, original artwork, B is for Badger showcases for natives and ...
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The intriguing facts and faces, history and places of Wisconsin are revealed to readers young and old in B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet. From its leaders in fine arts and architecture (Georgia O'Keefe and Frank Lloyd Wright) to its pioneers in nature conservation (John Muir and Aldo Leopold), Wisconsin has been an influence on major movements in education, industry, and use of natural resources. Brought to life with lyric rhymes and expressive, original artwork, B is for Badger showcases for natives and visitors alike the splendors of Wisconsin.Born in Tower, Minnesota, Kathy-jo Wargin has spent a great deal of time in the upper Midwest. Previously, she teamed up with illustrator Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen on the award-winning Legend series, including The Legend of the Lady's Slipper (Upper Midwest Bookseller's Favorite). B is for Badger is her fourth state alphabet book. She lives with her family in Petoskey, Michigan.Renee Graef is new to the Sleeping Bear Press family but is very well known as a children's book illustrator for the American Girls collection with Pleasant Company. She has also illustrated for Boyd's Bears and is the illustrator of HarperCollin's My First Little House series. Renee attended the University of Wisconsin and the University of Madison; she lives in Milwaukee with her family.
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This title is part of the "Discover America State by State" series. These books allow the reader to explore a state by using the alphabet as a guide exploring interesting facts and people native to the state. The text includes a rhyme for each letter of the alphabet and more detailed information for older readers. It also includes a short quiz at the end of the book on Wisconsin, which is a good tool for young readers to test reading comprehension. Rene?e Graef has beautifully illustrated this book. The deep earthtones and realistic portraits of persons from various ethnic and racial backgrounds are of a very high quality. I found this book very enlightening and enjoyable. I certainly did not know that the first kindergarten was started in Watertown, Wisconsin. This would be a great book for any school or public library. 2004, Sleeping Bear Press, Ages 7 up.
—Gilda R. Daniels
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585361359
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 4/1/2004
  • Series: Discover America State by State
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 251,704
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.34 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.40 (d)

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  • Posted March 19, 2013

    A wonderful alphabet

    If you are a native of Wisconsin, or just passing by, you will want to check out this delightful Wisconsin alphabet. Renee Graef's illustrations compliment Katy-jo Wargin's wimsical and imformative prose.

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