The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Wisconsin

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by Erin Eitter Kono
     
 

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 spiritedSee more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal

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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Kirkus Reviews
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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402738159
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Series:
The Twelve Days of Christmas in America Series
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)
Lexile:
930L (what's this?)
Age Range:
5 - 7 Years

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