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"Who says learning about Arizona can't be bushels of fun? 'Arizona WOWW' is guaranteed to entertain and educate at the same time." - Marshall Trimble, Official Arizona State Historian


Although its target audience is grade-school children, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky Wacky is as appealing to adults as it is to kids. Highlights of Arizona's history are punctuated with true but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts about the Grand Canyon State. Readers learn:
  • What Geronimo and yawning have in common.
  • Why sleeping in wet sheets didn't mean you had a nighttime accident.
  • What a glass eye has to do with Phoenix being Arizona's state capital
  • How many teachers it would take standing head-to-toe to go from the bottom to the top of the Grand Canyon.
  • Which Arizona city got its name by accident and much, much more!
But it takes more than amusing writing and fascinating facts to keep children's attention, so the AZ WOWW award-winning creative team added word searches, crossword puzzles, coloring pages, recipes, crafts and more to the mix.


All creative members of the AZ WOWW have garnered numerous awards in their fields: authors Conrad Storad and Lynda Exley for writing and editing, illustrator Michael Hagelberg for design and illustrations, Linda Radke for publishing and marketing, and curriculum writer Jean Kilker, a former Follett Librarian of the Year.

The ideal Arizona travel companion for kids, AZ WOWW, which was designated an official Arizona Centennial Legacy Project by the Arizona Historical Advisory Commission, also makes a terrific gift from Arizona grandparents to give to their out-of-state grandchildren.

Plus, teachers will be amazed at how AZ WOWW's entertaining, yet educational format will jumpstart history learning in their classrooms by demonstrating to students just how much fun learning history can really be. AZ WOWW is one history book children will actually WANT to read!