P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet

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Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places...
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Overview

Continuing the great Discover American State By State series is P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet. That's right, Idaho! Sleeping Bear Press explores the lush land and rich history of a state so often overlooked. Kids of all ages will love the A to Z rhymes boasting about all the riches found within Idaho's borders - from the Appaloosa steed to the zinc mines to Mount Borah, to, you knew we couldn't forget it, the potato. Every page expands on the rhyme and introduces the readers to more interesting facts, places and people that have helped make Idaho the unique treasure it is. Lyrically written by Idaho's own husband and wife team, Stan and Joy Steiner, P is for Potato excels through the love and knowledge of their home state. The text comes dancing to brilliant life behind the talented strokes of illustrator - and Idaho native -- Jocelyn Slack's brush. P is for Potato: An Idaho Alphabet is as unique as Idaho itself. It's rare to find a children's book on our 43rd state, but it's a great discovery to when you can offer one this well done.
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This lovely title contains a wealth of information about the state of Idaho, as well as soft water-color illustrations of the scenic beauty and outstanding people of the state. It is in alphabet-book format with short explanations for young readers in large print and somewhat forced rhymes, with much more information on the subject presented in the sidebar text at a more difficult reading level. Idaho emerges as a rich and varied state with an exciting history which includes not only events of significance in the westward expansion of the United States but also people who made significant contributions to industry and culture. Scenic areas like Hell's Canyon, Sun Valley, Craters of the Moon National Monument and white water rivers induce a desire to visit Idaho, and the book abounds with seldom-heard facts in the state's history. One longs to recommend it as a reference resource, but a difficulty lies in the format which forces, for example, information on the Basque settlers from the Pyrenees Mountains into the letter "X," and facts about Hell's Canyon into the letter "D." The beginning reader's four-line rhymes are uneven in quality but the over-all information about a less well-known state makes this book worthy of consideration for inclusion in any library or personal collection. 2005, Sleeping Bear Press, Ages 4 to 10.
—Mildred Hart
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781585361557
  • Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press
  • Publication date: 4/30/2005
  • Series: Discover America State by State
  • Pages: 40
  • Sales rank: 402,437
  • Age range: 4 - 10 Years
  • Product dimensions: 11.36 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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