Czekaj, Jef Austin, Lost in America (A Geography Adventure) Balzer and Bray (Harper Collins), 2015. $17.99 PICTURE BOOK
This is the story of Austin the dog, who wasn’t adopted at a pet
shop and instead escapes. He decides to seek his new home in one of the States.
Traveling to all 50 states, he learns interesting things, scary or funny facts that make him
keep looking, and learns new things. Will he ever find where he belongs? A Map
with states and capitols is included in the front and back covers of the book.
Features large, bright, adorable illustrations.
Where has this book been all my life! This blows any other
picture books about the States out of the water. I have despaired finding just
the right book for this topic for younger grade teachers (There are many and I don't like any of them), and here it finally
is. Because of the story format learning is so fun and fabulous that even
students readers will want to read this on their own. The artwork is darling
and engaging. The book is funny, interesting and would be a top notch introduction
to United States for young readers.
EL(K-3) –ESSENTIAL Reviewer: Stephanie Elementary School
Librarian & Author.