The Monster Who Ate the State

SD State Historical Society Press


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Bang, bang, tap, tap - the scientists at an underground laboratory in South Dakota are busy with their experiments. A creature who has slumbered for many years under the earth wakes up. Soozy opens her eyes and, with a big yawn, emerges from the Black Hills. She makes her way across the state searching for food and friends.

The world she discovers is far different from the one she left behind. Munching on motorcycles, chasing bison, and seeing the sites, Soozy hunts for a new place to call home. Illustrations from the cartoonist Chris Browne bring the prehistoric Soozy to life as he regales readers with the adventures of the traveling dinosaur. Her journey takes her across the state, and Browne incorporates facts about the Mount Rushmore State informing readers about the places she visits.

Ages 4-8

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