Simon Basher is the creator and illustrator of more than a dozen internationally best-selling books for children including the critically acclaimed Basher Science series (Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Algebra & Geometry and more), the Go! Go! Bobo books and Basher's ABC. Based in London, Basher specialises in "graphic surrealism" and his original artwork is regularly exhibited and sold in the UK, Europe, USA and Asia.
Dan Green is the voice of Basher, the author of numerous Basher titles including Physics, Biology, Astronomy, Rocks and Minerals and Human Body. He's a journalist and writer with a brilliant knack for communicating complicated information in a child-friendly way.
Dr. Edward L. Widmer is a historian, writer and librarian, currently based at Brown University.He served as a speechwriter for President Clinton, has written a book on Martin van Buren and has co-authored a book on presidential races.
Basher History: US States follows on from the bestselling Presidents with another all-American theme. Who better than Basher to give each state a face, voice, and personality and to give kids a fun, unusual but really information-packed gazetteer of their country. From Alabama to Wyoming, and including the District of Columbia and six US territories, each place gets the Basher treatment and gets to boast about why it is special. The important details about capitals, flags, state birds, state flowers, are all there, and this book adds interesting and memorable facts not found elsewhere. Find out how Connecticut got to be called the Nutmeg State, why Louisiana, has a very different legal system, and what made landlocked Utah choose the seagull as its state bird.