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B Is for Badger: A Wisconsin a
Illustrated by: Renee GraefThe intriguing facts and faces, history and places of Wisconsin are revealed to readers young and old in "B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet." From its leaders in fine arts and architecture (Georgia O'Keefe and Frank Lloyd Wright) to its pioneers in nature conservation (John Muir and Aldo Leopold), Wisconsin has been an influence on major move ...more
Hardcover, 40 pages
Published May 13th 2004 by Sleeping Bear Press
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Alphabet book has somewhat awkwardly rhymed text, but some good supplemental information in the sidebars on each page. Some choices are inevitable: "D is for Dairy," "H is for Horicon Marsh," at 32000 acres one of the largest in the U.S. Some choices are surprisingly informative, at least to me: "A is for American Water Spaniel," apparently the only dog native to Wisconsin; "K is for Kindergarten," since the first kindergarten was started in Watertown. But some choices are befuddling: Aldo Leopo ...more
A really nifty way to explore the alphabet and Wisconsin history! Each letter of the alphabet represents one of Wisconsin’s state symbols, people, products or fun places to visit, giving readers a fun look at our great state! Those that want a bit more information can view the sidebars of facts on each page/letter. The pictures are colorful and accurately depict what the sidebars describe, while the lyrical prose enhances the page (though sometimes it borders on cheesy...heh, get it? cheesy?). T ...more
I really enjoyed reading this book! It's an alphabet book that describes all things Wisconsin in it. While some are obvious, D is for Dairy and P is for Packers, others are not. I did not know that A which stood for American Water Spaniel in the book, is the only native dog to our great state and believed to be one of only five native dogs to the United States! I also did not know that the typewriter was invented in Wisconsin. For those wanting more information on the topics mentioned in the sto ...more
When Kathy-jo Wargin was a young girl, each night after dinner, her mother let her choose between washing the dishes or writing a poem. Before long, she decided that if she grew up to be a writer, she wouldn't have to do any dishes. She has since learned that even though she has published more than twenty award-winning books for children, she still has to wash the dishes. Kathy-jo lives in Minneso ...moreMore about Kathy-Jo Wargin...