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State Shapes: New Jersey

by Erin McHugh, Alfred Schrier (Illustrator)
 

A new addition to Black Dog's fun and fact-filled series-with a die-cut, state-shaped cover! Kids and adults alike will learn about the history, geography, and people of New Jersey in this charmingly illustrated explorations of the population-dense U.S. state.

Die-cut in the shape of the Garden State, the book takes readers on an extended road trip and nature

Overview

A new addition to Black Dog's fun and fact-filled series-with a die-cut, state-shaped cover! Kids and adults alike will learn about the history, geography, and people of New Jersey in this charmingly illustrated explorations of the population-dense U.S. state.

Die-cut in the shape of the Garden State, the book takes readers on an extended road trip and nature walk through the geographical hot spots of each region. Full of fun and quirky facts on the Appalachian Trail, Princeton University, and more, State Shapes: New Jersey is a fascinating and educational addition to any child's bookshelf.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jeanne K. Pettenati J.D.
Sessalee is the new girl in town—the town of Maplewood, New Jersey, that is. She and her family have just moved from Texas to the Garden State. Native New Jerseyite Edward offers to show Sessalee around her new state. Key historical facts and legends are covered in a question/answer format throughout this book, which is one in the publisher's "State Shapes" series. The tone is breezy and the illustrations are cartoonish on pages that are shaped like New Jersey on their outward edge. Much material is covered in a quick fashion, so that entries do not always flow in a logical sequence. The state shape format is clever and will appeal to children, as well as quirky facts about New Jersey. Readers learn that it has the tallest roller coaster in the world, an aquarium where visitors can swim with sharks, and it was home to the first drive-in movie and professional basketball game. This book does not offer an in depth study of the state, but rather a drive-by, buffet-style approach with a positive outlook on a much-maligned state. Reviewer: Jeanne K. Pettenati, J.D.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781579128203
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
02/10/2010
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,353,373
Product dimensions:
9.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
7 - 11 Years

Meet the Author

Erin McHugh is a former publishing executive and author of more than a dozen books, including The Little Road Trip Handbook.  She is also the author of several of the books in Black Dog and Leventhal's State Shape series.  She resides in New York City and South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

Alfred Schrier's work for children has appeared in publications for Disney, Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin, and more.  He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.

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