Former Miss Iowa 1981, Sharon Rexroth, was looking for a book about Iowa to read to her grandchildren. She decided to write the book herself. The wanted it to be fun and informative. What she created was a tour of Iowa from the point of view of Iowa’s State Bird. Iowa From the Sky was so popular that it sold out in two months. She continued with the theme with her next four books, including Bethlehem From the Sky. She and her publisher have plans in the works to do all 50 states! These books are delightful, rhyming tours of the geography, history, people, and resources of each state. They are illustrated by original watercolors.