Welcome to Arizona
Children from Arizona and those who'd like to visit Arizona one day will love this bright, cheerful, fact-filled picture book celebration of "The Grand Canyon State." With information about the state's animals, plants, regions, food, people, customs, and fun places to visit, this tribute to Arizona is the perfect gift for vacationers and residents alike. The warm, bright illustrations highlight the many delights to be found throughout the state, and the easy-yet-informative details ("Arizona's state mammal, the ringtailed cat, is not a cat! It is a member of the racoon family") give just the right amount of information to kids from preschool on up.
What I loved: The illustrations in the book are colorful and feature all sorts of cool details. The topics of the book would work for a child who wants to learn more about their state or who wants to learn more before visiting. Simple facts along with cool things to see make for a quick and entertaining look at the state. The writing and illustrations are engaging and keep a fun tone throughout to keep children interested. Some cool facts were new to me, such as that someone paid to have London Bridge moved to Arizona piece by piece!
Final verdict: A cute picture book travel guide, WELCOME TO ARIZONA is a fun collection of information about the state with delightful illustrations. This book would be great for children who want to learn more about their state or who will soon be visiting!