Thursday, March 24, 2011

Fifo "50 States" Virtual Book Tour

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.
“Explore, the possibilities are endless!”
Autographed copies can be ordered from and come with tattoos and bookmarks!

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.
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You can visit the other tour stops here.

Read the Excerpt!

Out in the west
Lies the 31st state,
It is called California
And I hear it’s just great.
Sacramento is the capital
And there are many things to see,
Like the Golden Poppy flower
And the California Redwood tree..
The bird, the California Quail,
Lives in California too.
It’s a wonderful place to visit
I’d like to go there wouldn’t you?
State Motto: I Have Found It

My Review:
This is an absolutely delightful book for children of all ages, but particularly four to ten year olds. Each of the 50 states are individually emphasized with beautiful, bright illustrations. The rhymes are so fun and very catchy. I found myself so amused and enjoyed the book as much as my children.
My four year old especially loved reading it, and in fact, we have read it multiple times, particularly the Texas pages. Her aunt and uncle live there, so it was very exciting for her to see that page. Each illustration includes whimsical drawings of State landmarks, flags, and more. This will make the perfect gift for children of all ages! This is an ideal book for any preschool, kindergarten and early elementary classroom or home school program. You can take Fifo 50 States and build a complete Unit Study or Lap Book based on a single State with very little difficulty. I used some of the Texas info and found some coloring sheets for my girls to use of the flag, and I plan to help my four year make a special gift for my sister using the book as reference!
Although my children love this book, and I feel it important that they know about the United States, especially with us here in Canada, I think this book is just a perfect gift idea for my soon to be born nephew in Texas!
I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Fifo 50 States here on Amazon.
****I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author and Pump Up Your Book Promotions, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the fabulous review. I am really glad you enjoyed the book!

    Best wishes,