One of several books in the "My Look and See State Book" series, the format for all is the same. Open a spread and the text is revealed on the left and a very large flap covers most of the right hand page. It asks the questions "What am I?" and "What could I be?" Kids can hazard a guess or immediately lift the flap and get the answer. Each title imparts interesting facts about the state animals, flowers and points of interest that may make it different from others. In Texas readers learn that the longhorn is the state large mammal and symbol of the state. The prickly pear cactus is the state plant but the jalapeno is the state pepper. Bluebonnets are Texas' state flower and rodeo is the state sport. The illustrations are large and colorful and tend toward the humorous—none of the animals looks the least bit fearsome. All the information is reprised visually on the final page along with an outline of the state. It is amusing and full of little bits of trivia, but hardly a comprehensive look at this state that is partially surrounded by water and one that has a very large metropolitan area and a diverse population. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot
Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.60 (d)
Meet the Author
Anne Margaret Lewis is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than ten children's books. She enjoys working with fun fictional characters and carefully weaving important lessons into her stories. A graduate of the University of Michigan, she lives with her husband and four children in northern Michigan.
Tom Mills has over twenty-five years background in art direction, graphic design, and marketing and branding. An award-winning cartoon animator and illustrator, Tom has taught college classes in graphic design and creative thinking, and has been teaching cartoon animation to children for more than fifteen years. He lives in Traverse City, Michigan with his wife.