The News Hounds in the Great Balloon Race by Amy Axelrod
A Geography Adventure (News Hounds Geography)

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These three news hounds travel all over the United States to cover unusual and exciting events. This time they are headed for the Great Piney Woods Balloon festival in eastern Texas, where they will tape a thrilling race called the Ring Grab. Little does Isaac know that Molly has arranged for them to cover it from the air, in their own balloon.... Follow this daring trio as they experience many regions and climates, reading maps to keep them on the right trail. This fun-filled geography adventure will make your spirits soar!
 

About Amy Axelrod

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Amy Axelrod is the author of the Pigs Will Be Pigs math picture book series. She wrote the News Hounds geography series to help introduce readers to new places and different kinds of maps. She lives in New York's Hudson River Valley.
 
Published March 1, 2000 by Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing. 40 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Education & Reference, Nature & Wildlife, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Science & Math.

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The first in the News Hounds geography series opens with chatty instructions from Axelrod (Pigs on the Ball, 1998, etc.) on how to read the book—first for fun, and then for education.

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Verbal cues and visual clues just don't add up in this frustrating geography lesson by Axelrod (the Pigs Will Be Pigs math series) and Bowers (Sometimes I Wonder if Poodles Like Noodles), the first in a planned paper-over-board series.

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