My Maine
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Product ID : 9780615372464

My Maine

Price: $16.95


32 Pages, Hardcover
Release date: 01/01/2011 

How is Maine special to YOU?

Children and adults alike will be delighted by a young girl's answer to this question at "show and tell."

Join in on a real Maine adventure--go to a county fair, pick wild blueberries, and search for sea glass. Visit Portland, L.L. Bean, and the state capitol building. Take in the magnificent sights from the mountains and lakes to the rocky coast and learn some state facts along the way, all while being accompanied by an adorable stuffed moose!

This beautifully illustrated book truly captures the essence of Maine.

"Kids ages 2-6 who are curious about the state of Maine will appreciate this lively picture book exploration, which pairs a light rhyme and a 'show and tell' series of descriptions. A young girl observes what makes Maine special, from its moose and summer shooting stars to wild blueberries and fresh lobster rolls.

Nicole Fazio adds good-sized, colorful drawings of the young narrator enjoying these Maine scenes and pleasures, with excellent visual embellishment exploring the cultural and natural wonders that make up the state.

Kids unfamiliar with Maine receive a light geographic exploration that includes mention of L.L. Bean, Portland's museums and shops, Maine's state bird (the chickadee), and activities the entire family can enjoy there, rain or shine.

The result blends a travelogue with a cultural, historical, and geographic exploration presented through a young Maine girl's delight in her surroundings.

It's the perfect introduction for youngsters studying the United States, who will appreciate the blend of fiction and nonfiction that pairs action and observations with real facts about Maine's attractions and makeup.

My Maine is highly recommended for kids who are studying the U.S. states in general and Maine in particular. Its personal foundation for absorbing fun experiences invites leisure readers to the table.”
— Diane Donovan, Midwest Book Review

Suzanne Buzby Hersey loves all things Maine! A New Jersey native, she spent every summer of her childhood in Maine’s beautiful midcoast region. She dreamed of living in Maine year-round and of becoming a children’s book author. Both dreams have since come true. It is only natural that her first children's book is a story that invites readers to share in her love of the state. Suzanne lives with her husband and two children in southern Maine. To find more books by Suzanne visit

Nicole Fazio is the illustrator of several books for children, including My Massachusetts, Journey of the Sea Glass, and Down East in the Ocean: A Maine Counting Book. She lives with her family in her home state of Maine, where she also works as a graphic designer. Visit Nicki online at


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