Looking for the perfect book to give to your favorite young person this holiday season? The Twelve Days of Christmas in Pennsylvania is a fun and unique way to teach kids all about their home state.
The story’s main characters, cousins Abby and Josh, offer updated lyrics to The Twelve Days of Christmas that highlight many things for which Pennsylvania is famous: whoopie pies, cheesesteaks and other treats; the ruffed grouse (the state bird) and other wildlife; native plants such as hemlock and Pennsylvania’s 1,400 Christmas-tree farms; and historic sites, including Independence Hall and the Capitol Building.
Published by Sterling Publishing, The Twelve Days of Christmas in Pennsylvania is illustrated by Philadelphia-based artist Rachel Dougherty and written by Martha Peaslee Levine, a physician in adolescent medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Sterlingpublishing.com or amazon.com.