Fifo 50 States

Children - Educational
112 Pages
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Author Biography

Hayley Rose is a #1 best-selling, award-winning author, dedicated to bringing fun, educational and inspiring books to kids.

In 2002 she released her first children's book, Fifo When I Grow Up, followed by the #1 best-sellers, Fifo 50 States, The Do's and Don'ts and Fifo Musical Animals ABC, which hit Amazon's #1 Hot New Release list a month before it was released. 2018 brings the release of two more books in the Fifo series, Fifo Today I Feel Emotion and Fifo Gets Ready for Christmas.

Hayley's children's books have won numerous literary awards, including the prestigious Mom's Choice Awards®, KART Kids Book List Award®, Creative Child Magazine's Preferred Choice® and four Reader's Favorite International Book Awards®, an honor she shares alongside actor Jim Carrey and author Sheri Fink.

In 2012 Hayley was selected as one of The Top 50 Writers You Should Be Reading by the

Before writing children's books, Hayley had been working in entertainment business management for over 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.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Fifo 50 States by Hayley Rose is an excellent tool for teaching children about the 50 states. Information pertaining to each state is included in a poem, as well as the state bird, flower and tree. This small book also teaches the state capital and the state number. The rhythm will help the child to learn the information. The illustration contains clues to something for which the state is well known. At the bottom of the page with the poem is the state motto.

I'll use Kentucky as an example of the information offered for each state. Kentucky was the fifteenth state, and Frankfort is the capital. The state flower is goldenrod, and the state tree is the yellow poplar tree. The state bird is the red bird, also known as the Cardinal. The state motto is United We Stand and Divided We Fall. The illustration shows a horse because Kentucky is famous for fast horses. The illustration also shows the state bird. Tobacco and coal are the main crops. Daniel Boone National Forest is located in the eastern part of the state. The state is well known for Fort Knox where all the national gold reserves are hidden.

Hayley Rose offers teachers and parents a tool to utilize in making learning fun. I was excited when I received this book to review. Learning should be fun, and Rose has created an excellent way that children can relate to. We need more books of this caliber for our children. The amount of information stored in this small book is amazing. I shared Fifo with my grandson. Maddix loved the bear and the poetry held his attention. He asked me to read it again; that's how I judge a book to be worthy of my shelves.

Laura L.

What a fabulous idea! A reference picture book for kids written in rhyme. My kids ages 5 and 9 just love Fifo, the cuddly brown bear. I was introduced to Fifo "50 States" from a reviewer's blog and decided to give it a read as I am always looking for good educational books. And this one did not disappoint!

Fifo "50 States" is full of interesting tidbits about each state. In the rhyme, Fifo tells us about each state's capital, bird, tree, flower, motto, the order the state was inducted into the union, and its location, i.e. North, South, Midwest, etc. The picture that goes along with each rhyme has the state bird, tree, flower, shape of the state, abbreviation and other interesting items associated with that state. My kids were learning without really realizing it and I love that.

The book cover is also educational. Fifo stands dressed as the Statue of Liberty over the shape of the United States. Even the title is in the country's colors of red white and blue. Being over 100 pages, It's quite a thick, soft cover book but this made it easy to fit into their backpacks as the little one likes to take it with her everywhere she goes.

I am sure when it comes time to learn about the 50 states in school, my kids will be way ahead of the game. I can't say enough good things about this book. I highly recommend it!


I just love this book!  Bright colorful pages packed full of information about America.  Each state is featured separately on its own two page spread. The rhyming words mention the state’s capital, bird, tree, flower, etc., and at the bottom of the first page is the state motto.  The illustrations show  state’s capital, bird, tree, flower, etc., plus go one step further showing the shape of the state, the abbreviation, where the capital is located, the state flag, as well as things to see and do in each state.  It’s a great reference guide for the whole family.  I discover something new every time I pick up this book.  I highly recommend it.

Reba G.

My grandchildren just love this book. This is the second one I have bought and I highly recommend it. The book is very educational and fun. Written in rhyme makes it great to read with the little ones. We play a find the bird game in the illustrations and it's a big hit. My older granddaughter uses the book to look up the abbreviations when she sends out her thank you notes. It's a great, colorful reference tool that should be in every library, home and classroom.

Daddy Bookins

Fifo 50 States by Hayley Rose is a perfect example of how to make learning fun and enjoyable! Join Fifo on a state by state adventure learning an array of interesting tidbits/facts that will have your child ahead of the game when it comes time for them to learn about the states. From the state capitals, to birds, to trees, flowers and more Fifo is a wonderful educational resource!