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The seventh title in the See My State series, T is for Texas combines vibrant photos with fun and informative couplets that elaborate on the pictures and offer clear picture/word associations. The couplets were written by kids, for kids, and are therefore very accessible and entertaining to read and learn from. Combines photographs with couplets written for each letter of the alphabet sharing important state landmarks, people, resources, nature, and more. Facts in the back of the book make it an effective educational tool. The imagery also leaves a lasting impression in each child’s mind as they learn about what makes their state so beautiful and unique. At the back of the book, two pages of intriguing facts add to the learning experience. The See My State Series includes CO, OK, CA, WA, OR, and NY (AK coming soon!).
A: Armadillo (state animal)
B: Bluebonnet (state flower)
C: Capital (Austin)
D: Dallas (pic will show Dallas Aquarium)
E: Enchanted Rock
G: Gulf Coast
H: Horned Lizrd (Texas Horned Lizard)
I: Independent (TX was formerly a country)
J: Juneteenth (emancipation of slaves in Texas)
K: K-9 (police dog)
L: Longhorns (the animal, not the team)
M: Mariachi Music
N: NASA (in Houston)
P: Prickly Pear Cactus
S: State Fair
T: Tribes (Native American tribes in TX)
U: Underground water (natural springs)
W: Western Swing
X: X Marks the Spot (Pirates of the Gulf)
Y: Yummy (pecan pie for state nut of Texas)
Z: Zoo (pic will show San Antonio zoo)
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"I can't believe I'm a famous poet. I bet someone's going to ask me for an autograph." ―Brianna Burgos, age 11, author T IS FOR TEXAS
"My favorite part was learning words about Texas and trying to make them rhyme." ―John Gomez, age 11, author T IS FOR TEXAS
"I'm so proud to have my poems in a book. I will remember this forever." ―Sebastian Lopez, age 11, author T IS FOR TEXAS
"Writing these poems showed me that Texas and poetry are AWESOME." ―Ernest Manzo, age 9, author T IS FOR TEXAS
“Developing T is for Texas was such an enriching experience for our youth. They were able to not only learn more about their home state, but also learn about poetry and the creative process. Our members are so excited to have a book that they can share with their families; and we are excited to share their ingenuity with our supporters." ―Daphne Barlow Stigliano, president of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth
Written by children participating in Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth. A donation will be made to the organization, and each contributing child is credited in the book for their work.
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Book Description WestWinds Press, 2014. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0882409891