Synopses & Reviews
Those wacky scrambled states are at it again. This time theyve come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. But just when the director, Indiana, is about to call SHOWTIME!, Georgia gets a bad case of stage fright and cant perform in her juggling act. Will the show go on, or will it be curtains for Georgia and the Jolly Jugglers? The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a 2009 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
“Keller is once again guilty of transporting laughter across state lines. . . . Who knew that the 50 states were such a bunch of hams! . . . Its e pluribus boffo!”—Publishers Weekly
, Starred Review “This exuberant geographical jamboree will definitely leave readers in a state.”—Kirkus Reviews
“This amusing geography-inspired picture book is a fine companion to The Scrambled States of America.”—Booklist
“Laurie Keller is a genius. My daughter, Mabel, and I have memorized so many of her riffs and funny lines that we have created our own Laurie Keller home theater of gut-busting humor. The Scrambled States of America is a must-read classic of American picture book comedy—and The Scrambled States of America Talent Show is a second helping of clever lines and laughs.”—Jack Gantos, author of the Newbery Honor book Joey Pigza Loses Control
Those wacky scrambled states from "The Scrambled States of America" are at it again. This time, they've come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. Full color.
It all started quite simply, really. In the middle of the night, New York woke up from a dream and shouted, “HEY, EVERYONE—LETS HAVE A TALENT SHOW!”
About the Author
Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a childrens book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.