By Devin Scillian

Following the good fortune of S is for Sunflower: A Kansas Alphabet, husbandand- spouse writer staff Devin and Corey Scillian subscribe to illustrator Doug Bowles in one other rousing nation tribute. One Kansas Farmer: A Kansas quantity publication "counts out" an enjoyable and academic travelogue of the state's historical past, geography, well-known humans, and areas. subject matters contain the dancing prairie chickens and the discovery of the microchip. Corey and Devin Scillian are graduates of the college of Kansas. They now reside in Michigan the place Devin anchors the inside track for WDIV-TV in Detroit. Devin's different kid's books comprise the bestselling A is for the US: An American Alphabet and Brewster the hen. Doug Bowles enjoys operating with quite a lot of consumers in ads, company, and editorial jobs, in addition to within the kid's ebook marketplace. He additionally enjoys engaged on fantastic artwork collections and exhibits often in galleries round Kansas. Doug lives in Leawood, Kansas.

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Seven Dala horses, painted with flair. With Swedish cuisine, culture, and art. Lindsborg keeps Sweden close to its heart. 8 Young cowboys and cowgirls from all over Kansas compete in high school rodeos. Riders on horseback compete in events which test their skill, speed, and courage. In the bronco riding event, riders try to stay on a bucking horse for at least eight seconds. Only those who stay on for a count of eight qualify for a score. Rodeos are not only a competition, but also a celebration of western heritage and the days when cowboys drove cattle across the Kansas trails.

20 black and yellow barred tiger salamanders! With his bright and shiny colors, he has a sense of style. As a proud Kansas symbol, he even seems to smile. 25 In downtown Wichita, where the Arkansas and Little Arkansas rivers flow together, there is a sacred place the Wichita Indians once called home. There stands the Keeper of the Plains, a majestic guardian of Kansas Native American history. The 44-foot-tall statue was created by artist Blackbear Bosin in 1974 and stands atop a 30-foot rock platform to ensure a better view for all who come to visit him.

So let’s salute the cottonwood, the Kansas state tree. 20 Despite its bright yellow stripes and abundance the barred tiger salamander can be hard to find. They live in burrows near water and usually come out only at night. They feed on worms, insects, and even small mice. The best time to find them is during egg-laying seasons in the spring and fall. At up to 13 inches long, the barred tiger salamander is the largest land dwelling salamander in the world. It can live to be 20 years old. In 1994 the Kansas legislature took the advice of the students and teachers of OK Elementary School in Wichita and named the barred tiger salamander the official state amphibian.

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