Friday, March 18, 2011

Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose

What a cute way for a child to learn and not know they are learning than with verse and rhyming.  This Fifo "50 States" by Hayley Rose is just the book.  She takes the reader in ABC order through the 50 states in rhyming verse.  The reader will learn the # the state was admitted into the Union, state capital, flower, tree, bird and motto as they travel across American with Fifo.  I think 4-7 year olds would just adore Fifo.  You could also play an eye spy with the pictures from each state.  Help your child discover the beauties of America with Fifo.  See sample page below... 

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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!


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

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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