Arizona Way Out West & Wacky Review & Giveaway

Posted December 1, 2011 by Wendy Wright in Giveaway

Arizona is turning 100 years old in 2012. Arizona Way Out West & Wacky joins with the Centennial celebration by providing over 100 pages filled with interesting facts targeted to elementary school aged children. Learn interesting facts about the great state of Arizona, while having fun at the same time.

On our family’s recent vacation, my children had fun coloring in the pages and doing the activities. Not only did it help alleviate the miles and miles as we drove across three states, the activities provided humor, history, and learning. While we drove through Southern Arizona, the view spurred on my son’s desire to read and learn more about our great state. The collared peccary and gila monster pages caused quite a family discussion about animal safety.

Not only do the children learn, but the parents do too. I never knew that the Ringtail Cat became the official state mammal in 1986. They also answer the old aged question of people wondering whether you can fry an egg on the sidewalk. The recipes, crafts, and science are a great inclusion in the book. An answer key is provided for the activities if you simply do not know the answer.

In addition to all the “important stuff” about Arizona, readers learn:

  • What Geronimo and yawning have in common.
  • What a glass eye has to do with Phoenix being Arizona’s state capital.
  • Where Arizona’s Spider Woman lives.
  • How many teachers it would take standing head-to-toe to go from the bottom to the top of the Grand Canyon.
  • Which Arizona city got its name by accident and much, much more!

Arizona Way Out West & Wacky was written by Conrad J. Storad and Lynda Exley and illustrated by Michael Hagelberg. It is one of four books hoping to receive the distinction of One Book Arizona’s 2012 title! From now until December 4th, vote for the one book that all students in Arizona will read during Arizona’s Centennial year. Arizona Way Out West & Wacky is on Facebook and Twitter.

Now onto the giveaway

You can win your very own copy of Arizona Way Out West & Wacky!

Disclosure: Five Star Publications provided Arizona Way Out West & Wacky softcover edition for review. All opinions are mine.

About the Author

Wendy Wright

Wendy is the founder of Arizona Moms Network. Almost a native of the Valley of the Sun, she learned to walk and talk in Arizona. She shares her heart through words and photography on her personal blog when she is not dreaming of becoming a Disneyland photographer.

One Comment

    Jennifer A.

    The AZ State Mammal is the Ring-tailed Cat!!

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