The Inside-Outside Book of Texasby Roxie Munro
Join Roxie Munro on a journey through the wide world of Texas, where you can visit rugged Lambshead Ranch in Albany, and Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center in Houston. Enjoy Texas Stadium in Irving, the River Walk in San Antonio, views of the spectacular Rio Grande...and much, much more! Vivid watercolor spreads offer extraordinarily detailed views of some of the most popular sites, as well as a healthy dose of the unexpected. And helpful material in the back, including a map and Texas symbols, presents additional facts about each place illustratedmaking this book perfect for native Texans, for visitors, and for children.
Meet the Author
Roxie Munro is a fine artist and the author-illustrator of a number of books for children, including her acclaimed Inside-Outside series; Christmastime in New York City ; and Blimps. She lives in New York City.
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A song, 'Deep In The Heart Of Texas' extolled the virtues of the Lone Star State to a foot tapping rhythm, and now this blockbuster sunshine bright book by Texas born Roxie Munro takes readers on a tour of the state known for cowboys, aeronautics, and oil. Ms. Munro, whose art has appeared on the cover of The New Yorker and is housed in various private collections, executed her eye-popping illustrations with watercolor and ink. The Rio Grande becomes an aqua trail bordered by spiky shamrock green cactus, while the port of Corpus Christi bustles with tugs, helicopters, and tankers. Boots of every size and hue dot a bootery in San Angelo, and a presentation at Palo Duro Canyon's Pioneer Amphitheater lights up the night sky. An appendix provides explanatory notes regarding included sites, and more. It's there you'll find that the state sport is rodeo and the state insect is the Monarch Butterfly. This tribute to Texas is a treasure trove of brightly colored illustrations and pertinent information.