Only in America!: Volume 12
Heather Alexander, Alan Berry Rhys
A state-by-state compendium of weird laws, quirks, one-offs and unusual records only to be found in the wonderfully wacky US of A.
Only in America explores the strangest claims to fame and the most unusual place names every state has to offer. Visit the city of Dinosaur, drop by the Pizza Museum, find out where it is illegal to feed a pig without a permit and check out the world’s only ‘carhenge’ (that’s right, Stonehenge reconstructed using cars). Among many other marvels, discover:
The longest gum wrapper chain (over 32 kilometers!)
Which state has the highest ratio of cows to humans in the country
The origin of shoo-fly pie, a molasses cake baked in a pie crust
The world’s largest (fake) bug, a 16.5-meter blue termite
Where ‘dinner’ means lunch and ‘supper’ means dinner
Illustrated by the brilliant Alan Berry-Rhys in a bold graphic art style that evokes vintage Americana, the book is arranged state by state, giving key facts about each and presenting an alternative and hilarious look at quirky phenomena that are truly only in America.
The 50 States series of books for young explorers celebrates the USA and the wider world with key facts and fun activities about the people, history and natural environments that make each location within them uniquely wonderful. Beautiful illustrations, maps and infographics bring the places to colourful life.
Also available from the series:The 50 States, The 50 States: Activity Book, The 50 States: Fun Facts, 50 Cities of the U.S.A., 50 Trailblazers of the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World, 50 Adventures in the 50 States, 50 Maps of the World Activity Book and We Are the 50 States.
"A quirky fact book sure to spark interest and further discovery." * Kirkus Reviews *
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