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THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN WISCONSIN by Erin Eitter Kono

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN WISCONSIN

By Erin Eitter Kono (Author) , Erin Eitter Kono (Illustrator)

Age Range: 5 - 10

Pub Date: Oct. 13th, 2007
ISBN: 978-1-4027-3815-9
Publisher: Sterling

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)