First of all, I love the size of this book, petite. I live in Texas now, but keep this book propped up on my desk to feel more at home. The author has compiled the important historical facts along with the equally important tourist information. Eventually, each of the fifty states will have their own book, and I think this will be a good thing!
If you are visiting Rhode Island and want to get a feeling for the state in just a few minutes read this book. It's filled with great fun facts and wonderful pictures that express the feeling of the state. It would also make a great souvenir.
Did you know that the the state bird is the Rhode Island Red Hen, and it is this hen that lays the distinctive brown eggs you'll find in Rhode Island.
The book contains interesting historical tidbits and beautiful scenic photographs of the miles of shoreline and under-developed beaches.
I really like the "Only in Rhode Island" section where unique features of the state are highlighted such as Mr. Potato Head and the Big Blue Bug.
Finally, the "Rhode Island by the Seasons" section is a helpful guide to the annual festivities that occur throughout the year.
It's my best pick at..., a guide to vacation shopping in Rhode Island.