Those wacky scrambled states are at it again. This time they’ve come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when the director, Indiana, is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and can’t perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains for Georgia and the Jolly Jugglers? This title has Common Core connections.
Those silly spot-switching states are back at it, this time with a talent show! This book is, like its predecessor, clever and oh-so-silly. It’s fun for younger elementary school aged kids to imagine states switching places and identify their own state in the mix, and it’s fun for older kids and even adults to notice all the funny little references sprinkled throughout.
<b>Laurie Keller</b> is the acclaimed author-illustrator of <i>Do Unto Otters</i>, <i>Arnie, the Doughnut</i>, <i>The Scrambled States of America</i>, and <i>Open Wide: Tooth School Inside</i>, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.