Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fifo 50 States by Hayley Rose (review)

Fifo "50 States"
by Hayley Rose


In this delightful rhyming story, Fifo, a warm and loveable brown bear, is bitten by the travel bug. Fifo dreams of diging up diamonds in Arkansas, looking for fossils in Kansas, enjoying a delicious bowl of gumbo in Louisiana, and even seeing a Broadway show in New York. Yes, America is an exciting place! Fifo's second book is full of adventure. A colorful reference-like geography book, Fifo discovers the wonders each state has to offer. He learns along the way each state's capital, shape, flag, motto, and much, much more. The possibilities are endless! So, come along with Fifo and you'll soon discover the beauty of America one state to another. A positive experience for both Fifo and the reader. Learning should always be this much fun!


My review:

4.75 out of 5 stars

Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose and illustrated by Jesse B. Orlet with cover art by Mark Sean Wilson is a hardback book containing an alphabetical listing of the United States of America.

This delightful children’s book is both educational and artistic. The repetitive rhythm will help kids enjoy repeating the refrain while they learn the state capital, state tree, state flower and state bird. The state motto at the end of the description adds to the information that can be absorbed.

The beautiful and vibrant illustrations give an idea of important landmarks or events the state is known for, the shape of the state, its flag, and the general location of its capital.

I think this is a fantastic teaching tool that will encourage children to learn more about the wondrous lands that make up the United States and hopefully make them curious to explore the various facts that are presented. I think it would be nice if a list of the states in the order in which they joined the union was included at the back, as well as a map of the entire U.S., so that kids can get an idea of the spatial relationship between the states. I’d recommend this to anyone who wants to give a child a fun way to learn about each state.

A copy of this delightful book was provided to me for review

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