[PUYB Blog Tour&Review] Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose

Posted 3 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 9 Comments

About the Book:

In this delightful rhyming story, Fifo, a warm and loveable brown bear, is bitten by the travel bug. Fifo dreams of digging up diamonds in Arkansas , looking for fossils in Kansas , enjoying a delicious bowl of gumbo in Louisiana , and even seeing a Broadway show in New York . Yes, America is an exiting place!

Fifo’s second book is full of adventure. A colorful reference-like book, Fifo discovers the wonders each state has to offer. He learns along the way each state’s capital, shape, flag, motto, and much, much more. The possibilities are endless! So, come along with Fifo and you’ll soon discover the beauty of America one state to another. A positive experience for both Fifo and the reader.

About the Author:
Hayley Rose grew up in the beach side town of Pacific Palisades , California, to a family of visual artists. In the early 1990’s she traveled the U.S. with her band Crush Violet. In 1994, after a family reunion, she was inspired to write a children’s book. Looking for a cute and catchy name for a main character, she kept hearing “first in, first out”. Hence, the name Fifo was born. Hayley’s mother would often ask her what she wanted to be when she grew up, so Hayley decided to start her series of “Fifo” books with that very question. Her first book, Fifo “When I Grow Up” was published in 2002. Her love of travel inspired her second book in the Fifo series, Fifo “50 States”, published in 2010.

Along with writing children’s books, Hayley has been working in entertainment business management for the past 15 years, specializing in concert touring. She has worked with many “A list” musicians including Michael Jackson, Rod Stewart and Candlebox just to name a few. Hayley hopes to one day soon release an album of children’s songs. She is a currently member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and resides in Los Angeles, CA.

You can visit her website at www.fifothebear.com.

My Review:
From Alabama to Wyoming and the 48 states in between, this is an excellent children’s book. I have a 6 year old and an 8 year old, so I am always looking for fun, educational reads for them, and when I had the chance to sign up for this one, I jumped on it. When I knew it was one that they would love. It’s got fun facts about the capitals and the states (a plus since they are still learning about all those things in school!) and it’s done in a rhyming way, which makes it super catchy for the kids’ attention. Plus, the idea of an adorable little bear visiting the states….well, that just had ME hooked too(I love bears!).

So, this short review will be to sing the praises of this fantastic author of this awesome children’s book. It’s a 5 star book, and I think any child from the ages of 4 to 10 will have fun reading and learning with this sweet little book. It would make a great addition to the family collection of books, or a great tool for any homeschool moms out there! Well done, Hayley!

You can visit the other stops on this tour here.

You can purchase your copy here.

*This book was provided for review by PumpUpYourBook!*

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