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- 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!

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In addition to true, but gross, humorous, interesting and wacky stories and facts, Arizona Way Out West & Wacky and Arizona Way Out West & Witty: Library Edition make reading about Arizona's history fun through word searches, crossword puzzles, coloring pages, recipes, crafts and many other amusing activities.

The difference between the two? While Wacky solicits children to write and color on its pages, Witty: Library Edition, has reconfigured activities and word games with no coloring pages, and it's formatted as a chapter book. It's ideal for libraries and schools, because its readers are entertained and educated, but not tempted to mark up the copy. Plus, it comes with a curriculum guide in the back of the book!

Finally, a history book kids will want to read!

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From the office of the Arizona Secretary of State:
"Kicking off ONEBOOKAZ in Arizona's centennial year will be a recording session at the Arizona Braille and Talking Book Library. Conrad Storad and Lynda Exley, co-authors of this year's kids' book selection, Arizona Way Out West & Witty, have arranged to record the book themselves at the Braille and Talking Book Library's recording studio on Jan. 13, 18 and 20, 2012."