I am a big fan of books about travelling! So when I spotted this one on Netgalley I knew I would have to have it. Since I probably never can go to America (for many reasons), I take any book about it so I can still travel in a way. And this one promises some fun adventures and activities to do in each state.
This book is about the 50 states of America, each two page spread is about one of the states and an activity/adventure that you can do in that specific state with a GORGEOUS (yes, this needs to be in caps) illustration. I was definitely curious what the author picked for each state and what new fun activities and facts we would learn about said activity or said state. I loved the adventures chosen and wished many times while reading that I could step inside the book and participate in the activity, or see the nature for myself, or see those cute animals. I really love the choices for activities and things you can see. There are things that are for active people, there are things to just have fun on a boardwalk (apparently the oldest one), or just watch animals and stars. It is a nice varied bunch. There is something for everyone, though there are people like me who would do all of it (well, maybe not the climbing.. fear of heights).
I love how the book starts with a map and in each state is the page number where you can find that state. Very creative way to make a table of contents!
At the end we get 5 adventures one can do in your own neighbourhood! From pitching a tent in your backyard (or living room) to exploring the night sky (though good luck with that if you are in a city).
The art is absolutely gorgeous and I just love seeing each new page and I was eagerly looking forward to them. I definitely should see if the artist did any other work, because I want more.
All in all, a fabulous book filled with plenty of fun activities, gorgeous art, and curious facts! Recommended.