The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin

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Emma?s going to Wisconsin to see her cousin Jack, and both kids are really excited. So, to prepare her for what she?ll find there, Jack sends Emma some VERY unusual, Wisconsin-style gifts. From one robin (the state bird) that sings ?On Wisconsin? (the state song) to twelve birch bark baskets, the presents arrive accompanied by spirited letters that help Emma learn everything about the Badger State.
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Emma’s going to Wisconsin to see her cousin Jack, and both kids are really excited. So, to prepare her for what she’ll find there, Jack sends Emma some VERY unusual, Wisconsin-style gifts. From one robin (the state bird) that sings “On Wisconsin” (the state song) to twelve birch bark baskets, the presents arrive accompanied by spirited letters that help Emma learn everything about the Badger State.
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PreS-Gr 2-Using a similar format to Jean Cassels's The Twelve Days of Christmas in Louisiana(Sterling, 2007), this title uses the formula of the familiar song to present facts about Wisconsin. A child writes to his cousin, telling her all about his state, and sends her related objects. Christmas is secondary to the state sights and lore-two roving Ducks (amphibious vehicles used to explore the Dells of the Wisconsin River), three huge fish (the 300-pound sturgeon found in Lake Winnebago), nine snowmobilers, and so on. The epistolary format is fresh, and the illustrations are childlike and appealing.-Virginia Walter, University of California, Los Angeles

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Jake is excited that his friend, Emma, is coming to visit him. He sends her 12 letters with gifts from Wisconsin, among them the state bird, the state dog, five golden rings to signify that the circus museum is in Baraboo, etc. The letters are filled with historical information, events that take place in Wisconsin (the air show in Oshkosh) and amusing sites in the state (the biggest fiberglass structure in the world, a giant fish). Breezily written with lighthearted cartoon illustrations, this is an easy introduction to the state. Endpapers depict all 50 states and highlight Wisconsin with Christmas tree lights. The last few pages include a bulletin board with additional facts told through posters and a page with a short bio of famous Wisconsinites. Visitors to the state and any student studying the state will find this an entertaining way to learn about Wisconsin. (state facts and famous figures) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-10)
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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2013

    This is one of the best children's books I have seen in a long t

    This is one of the best children's books I have seen in a long time! The Wisconsin-specific items are great and so familiar. Even though it's recommended for children 5-7, the letters are written for older children to read and my 11-year-old granddaughter enjoyed reading them about places and activities she knows. You can't cover them all in 12 days! I'm recommending it to all my friends and relatives who have children and grandchildren

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 25, 2010

    could have been better

    I also bought the 12 Days...Minnesota. That was excellent. I felt they missed a lot for Wisconsin. They should have had the Apostle Islands, Waterfalls, Door County, etc. There is more to Wisconsin than what they chose to use for the book. The Minnesota one was excellent though.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    12 Days of Christmas in Wi

    I shared this book with my class of 1st & 2nd graders. I read one letter a day for 12 days & it was great to teach about the state of Wi. Many had not been to the Circus Museum so we talked about that. Each day we discussed what the letter talked about. They eagerly looked forward to each page. Thanks to the author.

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