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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Laurie Keller Publisher: Weston Woods Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9780545551021
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Those wacky scrambled states are back. This time they’ve come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when Indiana (the director) 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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Keller is once again guilty of transporting laughter across state lines.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “This exuberant geographical jamboree will definitely leave readers in a state.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Brown | 2/19/2014

    " Sequel to the book Scrambled States of America. New York comes up with the idea that all of the states should be in a talent show. They ice skate and juggle and make music as the New States on the Block. Lots of little jokes in this book. Would be fun book to use in classroom setting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharmin | 2/19/2014

    " This is another book about the Scrambled states that will leave you smiling! I really enjoyed this book because not only is it entertaining but you learn a lot about each state's unique qualities. This great for teachers in Georgia because it gets the spotlight in this book. Good way to teach geography and state facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Schuerra | 2/15/2014

    " Great S.S book that introduces the States and have cute information about the different states. Lovely for elementary kids to find out facts about the states and collect information about them. This also give tidbits that kids can share at home and with friends. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Debbie Mcclure | 2/12/2014

    " story that could teach about the states that make up the US- not geographically oriented- poor visualization about where the states are located- continues some stereotypes about qualities of different states or the people that populate them. The story is written for kids to laugh about it, but poor choice for teaching anything relevant about geography. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joenna | 1/28/2014

    " Too cute! All the states decide to put on a talent show. Some sing, dance, juggle, and try the pogo stick! A great way to learn the states. Has some sarcastic humor, great for the parents reading it with their child. Georgia has a bit of stage fright though, and at the end, Georgia imagines all the states with only their underwear on. On the cover jackets is one list of the statehood dates from oldest to youngest, and then lists all the state abbrieviations. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Matott | 1/25/2014

    " Once again Laurie Keller delivers with a delightfully witty and enjoyable read. This and her other books has that rare and wonderful element of being enjoyable for the youngster as well as the adult reading with and to him or her. The sidebar comments are worth the price of the book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kristy Mcghee | 1/19/2014

    " This was a fun way to teach kids the states. It was well illustrated and fun to read, It will definitely keep the kids engaged with the funny sayings. I can see this being used from K-5. For the upper grades you can add the capitals of each state for the kids to figure out. Great book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chelsea | 1/1/2014

    " This book is great to learn what te states sre known for. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael | 12/24/2013

    " What a great book and it was read to our class so wonderfully by Tara. Definitely a book I would use to teach literacy and map skills "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chardell | 12/20/2013

    " Another great story for a geography unit for primary grade levels. Very cute story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mrs. Watts | 11/12/2013

    " Not as good as the first, but still really cute! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edward Sullivan | 11/8/2013

    " A fun follow up story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 9/29/2013

    " This was a cute book. I mostly enjoyed the detailed illustrations. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brittany | 9/26/2013

    " This is a fun, interactive book about all of the different states who are putting on a play. The book discusses several different characteristics of each state and would be good to use for a social studies connection. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sabrina | 8/19/2013

    " This is a funny book that can help students remember the 50 states. It is a sequel to The Scrambled States of America. It can be used as a reinforcer for teaching geography. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Liza | 5/13/2013

    " Vapid and relatively pointless. There is nothing to be learned about the states in this book, and only stereotypes are presented. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Keidra Polite | 4/26/2013

    " This was a silly book that students would love. It tells you where all the states are located, the weather, and bits of information about each state. It has captions and dialogue! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 10/25/2012

    " I was surprised just how "chic" this book was. Such a great and clever potential wasted! I almost couldn't finish it. I didn't read any of the small printed words the states were saying, they were not appropriate for my kids. And to end with bathroom humor! We won't be reading the other one. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Carrie | 9/24/2012

    " This was *really* disappointing because the original Scrambled States book is so good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 9/11/2012

    " A book where states are the characters one might think was about geography! Stick with the original. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Allison | 9/2/2012

    " This book was very entertaining! I really enjoyed this book and it could easily be tied to a geography lesson. I think that students of all ages would enjoy this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 L campagnola | 7/25/2012

    " Not as good as the 1st book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Zonia | 1/15/2012

    " Extremely fun book to read - 5th grade would love it! "

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About the Author
Author Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters; Arnie, the Doughnut; and The Scrambled States of America, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint, and write stories. She earned a BFA at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for over seven years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and had soon 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.