I absolutely liked the author’s Only In America and Only in California books, so of course I had to tap that Read Now button as fast as I could when I saw this new books by her! This time it is Texas! Eep! I hope that this author is planning on a book for each state, I would absolutely love that! After all, I am never ever planning on visiting the US. I would love to because what I read from books or see on shows/documentaries there are many places I would love to visit. Sadly, for reasons I am not planning to visit.
In this book we are travelling through Texas! We are starting at, how can we else, at Austin! The end point? Piney Woods! I was definitely curious about many of the things listed on the map and eager to get to those places~ Each place gets a two-page spread illustration along with many facts dotted here and there about the place. Austin seems like a great place, I mean food trucks? Sign me up. Haha, yes, I am a bit food driven. XD I loved travelling through Texas and visiting all these places, man, I wished I could visit them in real life! Houston! Iron Shark Roller Coaster (which my hubby will love more than me, but haha)! I need to see those New Braunfels Unicorns (what a team name). The Mexican market in San Antonio! New Braunfels’ Schlitterbahn Waterpark! Holding baby gators? OMG!! Nope to tarantulas though, especially if they are the largest, nope~ See marching bands play at matches! A festival for books/reading!!!! dances Oh my goodness, there is so much more and I wanted to visit it all. Ah, maybe in a better time (and safer).
In between visiting the places mentioned on the map we also get some extra pages with extra information about the state. Facts like where Texas got its name from to the fact that Loving County (what a name) is the US county with the fewest people to a time line on the state including a T-rex and cows. I really loved that we got these extra facts. Just like in the book about California. You think you are just getting the deets from the map, but oh no, surprise! There is more! It gave the book more filling!
I learned a lot of new facts about Texas. A WHOLE LOT. There was many I didn’t know and I am delighted to learn so much.
The art was once again fabulous! The style is really fun, colourful, and I love the style~
All in all, I would LOVE more books about states! I definitely got a couple of states I am very curious about (Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Nebraska, Nevada, Florida, Indiana). So crossing fingers that the author gives us more books about states! I would highly recommend these fun books to all!